Birtenshaw College learners on the Catering and Hospitality pathway cooked a range of ‘British’ pies throughout the week as part of the daily lunch menus. Group 5 visited the Carrs Pasty factory to see how pasties are made from raw ingredients right through to the final product.

The learners walked around the factory, meeting staff working there in the many different job roles. They learnt about the history of Carrs and even got to taste the pasties that had been produced that day – which were lovely!

The learners fully engaged in the visit and some very interesting and relevant questions were asked. They also learnt about the Health and Safety elements of working in a factory. It was really interesting to see a factory in full operation and food being created outside of the kitchen environment. Group 5 did us proud!

Carrs are a family run bakery based in Bolton and have been baking perfect pasties since 1938, growing as a business since they first started but their values stay the same. It’s simple; all they want to do is provide you with delicious, freshly baked products and exceptional customer service.


This  events took place before social distancing measures were introduced.