A college kitchen was transformed into a top grade restaurant for one night only thanks to Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar.
Fine fusion cuisine and student dinners may not usually go hand in hand, but trainee cooks at Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College had no problem whipping up Atul's demanding four course menu at the TASTE restaurant on the Baron's Court campus last Thursday.
Employers from the area and college staff got stuck into a list which included grilled paneer with spinach and potato cake, fried John Dory with lobster rillette and mushy peas, Tandoor-grilled chicken supreme with tomato and fenugreek sauce, and warm carrot pudding with vanilla ice cream.
And the charity dinner raised more than £5,000 for Find Your Feet, which works to improve the lives of people struggling in hard-to-reach parts of rural India and Malawi.
Praising the hard work of the students, Atul said: "They're very talented and I can see myself in them. These guys still have to launch themselves into the industry and I just wanted to give them a little picture of what to expect.
"I think of this charity in them in the same way that I think of my family. This is something that is part of my life and really close to my heart."
Imran Mansuri, 24, who came from Mumbai to study at the college, said: "Working with a Michelin-starred chef makes me really proud. It's like a dream come true.
"It gives me lots of experience and is very good for me. When I get back to my own country I will start my own restaurant."
And 30-year-old hospitality management student Kazi Kamal, from Bangladesh, said: "I'd heard a lot about Atul Kochhar. It was my dream to see him and today is the day that happened. I feel very happy.
"I now have to decide whether to go back home or stay here for three or four years to get more experience."
Wealthy entrepreneur Sean Sidhu Brar shelled out £1,200 at the dinner for a painting by artist Suchi Cithabaram.
Harris Mfune, director of Find Your Feet in Malawi, said: "We will continue to support rural communities to improve their livelihoods in sustainable ways. At the end of every year, more families are able to harvest more from their piece of land."