This school excursion is a great starter course that introduces hospitality industry hopefuls to a range of skills necessary for work in the industry in a fun and interactive environment. Incorporating two 2.5 hour workshops, teachers are able to select which options are delivered on the day to ensure content meets the needs of the student cohort.
Teachers can select two of the following three options for this one-day excursion:
- Basic barista skills: aspiring coffee makers will learn about ‘safe’ espresso making procedures, basics of espresso extracting and milk texturing and will prepare coffee from an espresso menu including espresso, latte, cappuccino and long black.
- Restaurant service skills workshop: budding restaurant professionals, or those simply hoping to get a weekend job in a café will be taught how to set tables, serve food and beverages and gain a broader understanding of conducting themselves in a restaurant environment.
- Knife skills workshop: a brief glimpse inside a modern commercial kitchen, where a professional chef will show students how to safely use a knife, as well as basic chopping methods, including slicing, dicing and julienning.
The excursion is designed with year 10-12 secondary school student groups in mind but can be adapted for younger groups on request.
This course cost $99 per person.
*Please note, there are minor risks involved with conducting the knife skills workshop and using commercial equipment, and it is up to the individual school to determine whether this is appropriate for the group they intend to bring on campus and seek the appropriate permission from all parents.