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For more than 20 years baking and patisserie students have cooked dozens of hot cross buns, connecting with the wider community while gearing up for Easter.

The 2500 buns were baked by 60 Certificate III in Baking students following the highly guarded William Angliss Institute secret recipe supporting the community, including CBD based youth homelessness charity Frontyard. Selected local cafes also received buns in a move to support CBD businesses and celebrate the industry.

The Institute’s annual Bun Day provides real-life baking experience for students while supporting worthwhile causes through the sale of an iconic seasonal treat.

Certificate III in Baking students Pakamat Nualta and Tom Mazur assisted in delivering hundreds of hot cross buns to Frontyard. “Giving back to the community is an honour,” said Pakamat.

Students were put through their paces in completing the large order. “From dividing the dough to glazing the buns, just getting through the entire production on time was the most challenging part,” added Tom.

Anna Herzberg Certificate III in Baking student reflected, “It was super interesting to learn new recipes and today we got a chance to do it on a much larger scale. We learnt to work in teams, getting things organised and being on top of every single task without hesitating and just going for it.”

Industry partners, including the Australian Hotels Association, Young Tourism Network and Dilmah Australia, delighted in the delicious hot cross buns at a morning tea while reconnecting with staff on campus.

Parliamentary Secretary for Training and Skills Ms Nina Taylor took part in the annual Bun day celebrations commenting, “It’s fantastic to see the fruits of Bun Day continue to provide wonderful training opportunities for students while supporting worthwhile local causes.”

William Angliss Institute Director of Education, Chris Harris said, “William Angliss Institute is proud to be able to support our community through our specialisation in hospitality and foods. Bun Day is a long-standing tradition of ours and the team of staff and students involved get great satisfaction in knowing their efforts help celebrate our industry while contributing to a great cause aligned with our values and supporting the needs of young people.”

William Angliss Institute is Australia’s largest specialist training provider for foods, tourism, hospitality and events training.

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Published 6 April 2023