Hospitality students: setting the Service standard for Commercial Cookery students' Pasta takeaway

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Our Hospitality students polished their service skills on campus this year, as a series of restaurant services were converted to takeaway service only, due to the requirements of the COVID-19 restrictions.

One such event was the Pasta takeaway restaurant on campus, where they provided service as the students in the Commercial Cookery course created a range of delicious handmade pasta and accompanying sauces. The handmade pasta – Gnocchi, Ravioli, and Fettuccini was created by 1st year apprentice chefs under the guidance of Andrea who owns Pincho’s Catering, Andiamo Street Food, Junction Square, Wodonga and our very own Chef, and Cookery teacher, Sarah.

The very tempting pasta options included Fettucine and Creamy Smoked Salmon Sauce, Potato Gnocchi and Abariatta Sauce, and Ravioli of Potato Leek, Parmesan, Burnt Butter and Sage Sauce.

Hospitality teacher, Nikki, said the Hospitality students worked through a quick set up and showed a good understanding of the tasks and roles they were given.

"The floor plan in The Valleys Restaurant was changed to create better traffic flow and the bar was producing good drinks. Sunburst OJ - (OJ, soda water, raspberry cordial, and a garnish of rosemary) gave the Berry Mojito a run for its money!", said Nikki. "We had time to trial the new POS system before customers came in to allow for a good sequence of service. Helping each other out and communication was there. Italian music played while counter service and COVID-19 restrictions were the order of the day. Bravo, Team!"

Find out more about the Hospitality, Baking and Cookery courses available at Wodonga TAFE.


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