Stopping to smell the roses in Sydney
Time flies when you're busy! We've been working around the clock in our Sydney campus and before we unfold the second half of the year, let's take a step back and celebrate. Here's what we've been up to:
Connecting students with industry
We kicked off our first on-campus careers event since 2019 with 'Meet The Future'.
Current and prospective students had the chance to meet and network with IHG Hotels & Resorts group, Accor, Hunter St. Hospitality & Pacific Concepts, TFE Hotels, and LUCAS Restaurants. Eager students jumped at the chance to ask seasoned hospitality managers about the growing opportunities available and how to start building a career.
Non-alcoholic drinks masterclass with Lyre
According to a Roy Morgan's Alcohol Consumption Report, alcohol consumption in Australia continues to decline. In 2006, 73.5% of the adult population were regular drinkers; fast forward to March 2020, the figure dropped to 66.3%
With the help of Lyre's, we introduced students to the emerging non-alcoholic drink trend with a non-alcoholic cocktail masterclass. Together we experimented with Lyre's non-alcoholic spirit options, which are made with the finest all-natural essences, extracts and distillates from the four corners of the globe.
Interested in trying out this trend at home? Here's one of our favourite recipes, the Passionate Ale.
Youth Partnership Awards Nomination
After winning the Large Training Provider of the Year (Australian Training Awards) and Tourism Education and Training (Victorian Training Awards), we're continuing the great work in Sydney with a Young Partnership Awards nomination in the 'Partners in Excellence' category.
The nomination marks the outstanding contribution of VET work placement students studying Cookery and Hospitality. Students were mentored by trainers through the placement program, involved in campus operations and experienced service periods at Cafe Imparo.
Skills Passport Program
Sydney's cookery and hospitality trainers, Chef Paul, Chef Chris and Barista Paul Apostolou, led Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College students to experience the dynamic hospitality world.
Using a menu-based learning approach, the young students gained practical and valuable skills they can directly show to their family, friends and future employers.
At the end of the day, students enjoyed the fruits of their labour - an assortment of delicious sandwiches, wraps, chocolate brownies and drinks.
A tradition that started over 20 years ago in the Melbourne campus has now been picked up in Sydney! We kicked off the first Sydney Bun Day by making over 1,000 hot cross buns.
Foods students started early in the morning, mixing, measuring and baking hot cross buns for all to enjoy. These fantastic creations were shared with students, Alexandria Specialist Day Hospital, and Cafe Imparo.
We look forward to sharing our hot cross buns with the community again next year.