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Hospitality - Lunch Express

12/11/2015
Hospitality – Lunch Express 
 
On Tuesday 3rd November students from Mrs Peterson’s composite year 11/12 Hospitality class cooked up a storm as part of their assessment for Senior Hospitality. This was an opportunity for the year 11 students to show off their cooking skills and also a chance for the year 12 students to help out and get cooking.
 
The year 11 students are currently completing a unit of work called ‘Lunch Express’ which is part of their new work program for this year. This is a great opportunity where the students employ a number of real life skills to plan, budget for, prepare and deliver a delicious lunch to over 70 staff members throughout the school. Through costing various options to testing them out in the kitchen the students were able to come up with a couple of menu options for the staff to choose from for a very affordable price. For a small price of just $7.50 staff members were able to choose from a delightful chicken Mediterranean or a tantalising vegetable quiche with potato base. They then had to choose between a mouth-watering traditional chocolate mouse and a delicious French eclair for dessert. 
 
Real life tasks such as this give the students a real understanding of what it is like to work in the hospitality industry and exposes them to the pressures and time constraints of working in food preparation. Although the students were very busy with over 70 lunches to prepare in a short amount of time, I know that the PE staff loved it and the lunch express endeavour was a great success. 
 
Overall, Lunch Express was a great achievement with many staff thoroughly enjoying their lunch and dessert. A big congratulations needs to go out to the year 11/12 hospitality class for their excellent team work and cooperation throughout the delivery of Lunch Express and overall hard work. A massive thankyou and congratulations also to Mrs Jo Peterson for her tireless hard work and commitment to the hospitality students and home economics department in general. Well done Mrs Peterson and the year 11/12 hospitality students. 
 
Chris Hill
HOD Home Economics