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Bright Spark Studios supports ‘cook-along’ event

Bright Spark Studios are teaming up with onlincolnshire to provide technical support for a Gordon Ramsey style ‘cook-along’ event between Lincoln and BostonCollege.

The event, set to take place on Monday 23rd September at 4pm will see 10 students – 5 groups of 2, receive expert tuition from head chefs Mark Cheseldine from Reform at The Castle Hotel and Phil Henson from The Electric Bar and Restaurant at DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln via a Skype video link.

Trainee students from Boston College’s Catering and Hospitality Department will be given a private cooking lesson using the power of the internet.

The chefs, based in one of Lincoln College’s kitchens will use the 2-way Skype link to help students cook a restaurant-standard 2 course meal.

The menus have been created using Select Lincolnshire produce.

A judging panel in Boston will score each team and their dishes, with the winning team getting a day of cooking in both of the professional kitchens.

Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said:  ”This kind of interactive set-up could be the next phase in offering students the chance to get hands-on experience and guidance from top industry professionals without needing either party to travel and disrupt their day.”

“It’s a great example of how we can use the Internet to enrich lives and learning across the county.”

The event can be followed on twitter using hashtag #cookdigital

Bright Spark Studios are overseeing the technical delivery of the live link working with Lincoln-based Electric Egg and Peachy Productions who will provide camera operators and AV support respectively.

At the heart of the system in Lincoln is the Blackmagic Design Atem TV Studio, which will mix 2 camera feeds from the kitchen at LincolnCollege, providing a wide and close-up camera of the action, before being fed into a Mac Pro system running Skype.

2 60” plasma screens will show the video link at both locations, and mixed audio will ensure that everyone can be heard without creating a feedback loop.

Andrew Deptford, Company Director of Bright Spark Studios Limited said: “I think this is a fantastic opportunity to show what can be achieved when 2 colleges come together with the support of 2 leading head chefs to deliver expert tuition via the internet.”

“We are excited to be working on the event – the first of its kind in Lincolnshire.”

The cook-along is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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