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Angliss Community Unites Over Hot Cross Buns

At the break of day, the sweet scent of freshly baked hot cross buns wafted through the corridors as our bakers and Certificate II and Certificate III in Baking students prepared for the annual William Angliss Institute Bun Day.

For over two decades, our baking students have honed their skills, meticulously crafting dozens of hot cross buns using the closely guarded William Angliss Institute secret bun recipe.

This year 2,500 were prepared marking a special day aimed at fostering connections with the wider community as a lead up to Easter. Despite the daunting task of fulfilling such a large order, our students rose to the challenge, gaining invaluable experience and knowledge along the way.

In attendance at the morning tea were MP for Northern Metropolitan Sheena Watt William Angliss Institute Board Chair the Hon, John Pandazopoulos and representatives from across the tourism, hospitality, events and food sectors.

Industry partners, including the Victorian Tourism Industry Council, Dorsett Melbourne and Koko Black reconnected with staff on campus while enjoying the delicious hot cross buns at the morning tea.

William Angliss Institute CEO Nick Hunt said, "Bun Day is a cherished annual occasion where our students and teachers not only bake delicious hot cross buns but when we also celebrate the spirit of collaboration with our partners across the foods, tourism, hospitality and events industries. It's a time to express our gratitude for their invaluable support in working together to foster the future generation of industry leaders.

Held at our new training venue, the Tram Café, the event was creatively themed by Diploma of Event Management students with service provided by Certificate III in Hospitality students.

Certificate III in Baking students Panisara Tippawan and Jason Barrett volunteered to deliver hundreds of hot cross buns to CBD based charity Frontyard Youth Services, which aids at-risk youth.

While experiencing Easter and making hot cross buns for the first time, rounding up the dough as part of the whole production process and being part of the community outreach were the highlights for Panisara. "It was a great feeling to personally visit Frontyard and give them the buns that we had made. I was glad to be part of Bun Day because it made my first Easter very memorable," she explained.

Similarly, for Jason, the opportunity to expand his baking skills and contribute to a meaningful cause was enriching. "The best part about baking the hot cross buns was learning new skills like piping dough on the buns. It was rewarding to take the buns to Frontyard as it is good to help disadvantaged young people," said Jason.

Celebrating 84 years of turning people's passions into a rewarding career, William Angliss Institute remains committed to providing exceptional training in the fields of food, tourism, hospitality, and events.

To learn more about our courses, or to apply, contact or call +613 8595 5334 for more information.

Published 27 March 2024