Class Chefs, Connecting Students with Hospitality Careers
Class Chefs program gives students the opportunity to take over a restaurant for a day.
21 February 2023
The Regional Industry Education Partnerships (RIEP) program partnered with South West Connect to offer the Class Chefs program to students in South West Sydney. Class Chefs, created by South West Connect, gives students from local schools the opportunity to take over a restaurant for a day. Students take charge of all aspects of running the restaurant, serving up to 100 paying customers including teaching staff, parents, and members of their local community.
Students studying hospitality subjects spend the day prepping and cooking food for a three-course fine dining experience. Other students act as the wait staff for the night, learning front of house hospitality skills under the guidance of the restaurant’s maître-di. Business services students prepare invites for the guests, students studying photography take photos on the night, and students from music class provided live entertainment.
The program also provides an opportunity for schools to assess students studying Hospitality in a real restaurant environment, whilst giving them the practical experience they need to kick start a career in hospitality.
If you are interested in a career in hospitality, talk to your career adviser today.
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