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Senior Hospitality High Tea
On Tuesday 30th May certain staff were asked to attend a ‘High Tea’ courtesy of the year 11 Hospitality class. This event, which was held in the Home Economics school restaurant, is held annually as part of the students’ assessment to show off their skills at not only cooking but also customer service and drink service.  This task also includes planning, setting up and budgeting for the event.
Throughout this event the invited guests enjoyed a range of delectable savoury options and sweets. Some of the dishes included pan cakes, cupcakes, samosas, sausage rolls and a range of slices and biscuits. The students also showed off their barista skills by offering a range of coffees and teas. This was conducted with the help of classroom teacher Jo Petersen who has been teaching the students the skills of food preparation and customer service. From all feedback received from teachers at this event is was a very enjoyable event and they are all looking forward to it again next year.
Street Markets
Our year 12 Hospitality class also enjoyed showing off their skills at our ‘Street Market’ stalls during lunch last Tuesday. As part of their assessment students had to test various food options, budget, advertise, cook, prepare and sell their food at the Home Economics block. Students created some delicious food that matched the ‘Street Market’ theme such as hotdogs, spring rolls, chocolate slice and ice-cream sandwiches.
Real life assessment tasks such as this give the students a good indication of what the hospitality industry is like in the real world and gives them an idea of whether or not they would like to pursue a career path in this area in the future. A massive thank you must go out to our Hospitality teacher Jo Petersen who always puts in the extra time and effort to create these opportunities for our students. Overall, the ‘High Tea’ and the ‘Street Markets’ were a great success for the Hospitality students and I am sure they gained some valuable skills from the event. I can’t wait for some more yummy treats next year.
Chris Hill
HOD Home Economics