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5th May 2017

With May 4th being a huge day for fans of the classic Star Wars films, the team at Bistro on the Park couldn’t let the opportunity pass to host Star Wars Night, as one of their bi-monthly themed evenings.

Nominated for Team of the Year at the Harrogate Hospitality and Tourism Awards 2017, Bistro on the Park has had a successful first year of business, having proved extremely popular with members of the public, staff and students, as they can enjoy four courses cooked by our Catering and Hospitality students, for a fraction of the high street price, at just £12 per person.

The team welcome 70 guests to Star Wars Night, including some visitors that definitely weren’t out of place; Darth Vader, Princess Leia and a Squadron of Storm Troopers from the Sentinel Squad UK.

“It was absolutely brilliant to have the Storm Troopers attend the event, it made it really family friendly and the kids had a fantastic time. As usual, the food was delicious and service rivalled that of high street restaurants. We’re already looking forward to Spanish Night.” – Debra Forsythe-Conroy, Harrogate College Principal.

The Sentinel Squad UK travel around the country offering their services for free, as they are a not for profit organisation. Donations are welcome and Star Wars Night at Harrogate College raised a wonderful £246.36 for Magic Moments for Autistic Kids Charity.

“We had a superb time at Star Wars Night; the atmosphere was buzzing in the Bistro and cars were stopping on Hornbeam Park to have their photos taken with the Storm Troopers!” – Grace Todd, guest.

Themed nights, functions and events and lunch time services at Bistro on the Park provide the Catering and Hospitality students with valuable hands on work experience, preparing them for life in Harrogate’s thriving Hospitality industry.

The team at Bistro on the Park would like to thank our customers for their support and donations to the Autistic Kids Charity.

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