A group of Year 10 hospitality and catering students embarked on an exhilarating journey at the High Leigh Conference Centre, where they transformed into professional chefs for a day.
Amidst the aromatic sizzles and tantalizing aromas, they skilfully crafted a diverse array of culinary delights, including succulent burgers, crispy southern fried chicken, delectable onion rings, vibrant bruschetta, heavenly cheesecake, and refreshing mocktails. Not only did they enjoy their culinary creations during a satisfying lunch, but they also had the rewarding experience of serving their dishes to the centre’s staff and trustees. Beyond the delicious flavours, this hands-on opportunity provided a valuable platform for the students to cultivate essential employability skills and gain insights into the inner workings of a professional kitchen. The exposure to the hospitality aspect of the company broadened their perspective, fostering a deeper understanding of the industry. Such immersive career experiences prove instrumental in shaping the students’ future plans, empowering them with practical knowledge and a profound appreciation for the dynamic world of hospitality and catering.