Westminster Gastronomy Collection Now Open to the Public at the Victoria Centre - Westminster Kingsway College

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Westminster Gastronomy Collection Now Open to the Public at the Victoria Centre

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Westminster Kingsway College, Victoria Centre is home to the archive and Gastronomy Collection.  After moving to a new home within the centre, the collection which is unique to Culinary Arts and the College archive of historic student documents were formerly re-opened at a reception on Tuesday 23rd May.

Culinary arts professionals, enthusiasts and historians gathered to listen to notable speaker Ami Bouhassane, granddaughter of Lee Miller.  Lee Miller was a photographer, artist and journalist who was also an accomplished cook and Ami enthralled the audience with the story of her grandmother’s full and adventurous life and how her love of cookery had developed.  The initial contribution to the Westminster Gastronomy Collection was the donation of 2000 of Lee Miller’s cookery books by her husband – Sir Roland Penrose – following her death in 1977. 

Further notable donations to the Gastronomy Collection have been provided by Michel Bourdin, former Head Chef of The Connaught Hotel, as well as cookery teachers and alumni of Westminster Kingsway culinary arts programme. 

The gastronomy collection is housed in the same area as the college archive, with documents and photographs relating to the history of Westminster Kingsway.  They are both now open to visitors by appointment between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm. Please contact gastronomy@westking.ac.uk

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