Public tuck into sausage masterclasses

The public was let loose on the sausage machines at a North Eastern college.

Hundreds of sausages were made by people taking part in masterclasses at Middlesbrough College to mark British Sausage Week, where they learned how to mix the different meats with herbs before operating the filling machines.

The pork and leek, Cumberland and breakfast sausages were sold to the public and served at the college’s Café 66.

Catering lecturer Steve Donnison, who has been at the college for nine years, led the classes.

He said: “Sausage-making is just one of the technical skills we teach catering students during their time at the college.

“We provide them with all the skills they need to have a successful career and to be employable. For example in addition to cookery skills like fish-mongering and sausage-making we also teach them other skills including restaurant production and time-keeping.”