Narrogin Senior High School college students have put their hospitality and cooking expertise to the take a look at by internet hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser on the college café.
Almost a decade in the past, the native highschool constructed a commerce coaching centre known as Hilltop Café to assist college students get hold of certificates in hospitality and business cookery.
The fully-functioning café is open to the general public on Fridays to offer the senior college students an opportunity to get sensible expertise.
NSHS principal Sandii Stankovic stated the scholars and lecturers hosted a Cancer Council WA fundraiser on the café final month.
“Not only do senior school students get to use the restaurant but we had lower school students utilise that space to serve the community for a good cause,” she stated.
“The students prepared everything for the morning tea and they did the serving for their parents, guardians and guests.”
The college students who often undertake work expertise on the café are finding out their Certificate I in Commercial Cookery and Hospitality.
“For the students to get their certificates they have to do workplace learning, so on Fridays we open up the café so that it becomes a workplace for them,” Ms Stankovic stated.
“The college students put together the menu, the meals, they do all of the entrance of home operations and the serving as properly.
‘They learn all the aspects of a restaurant and they are able to practice it in real time while serving the public.”
Ms Stankovic said the café gave students a leg-up after graduation.
“When they finish school they have their certificates while they are getting their graduation their way,” she said.
“They are getting experience and they also get tickets along the way like learning barista.
“It also increases their confidence because they are dealing with the public.”
Before COVID-19, the café was so popular guests struggled to get a booking, Ms Stankovic said.
But since the virus reached the region, bookings had been a little slower.
“Before COVID-19 it was packed full and you couldn’t get a reserving, it was fairly full and sturdy,” she stated.
“Every time there is a big meeting in town everyone goes there for lunch so it’s quite well utilised.
“During COVID-19 we did takeaways but now we’re back to serving guests inside the great venue.”