Thursday, 5 May 2016

First Year International Hospitality Management students put learning into practice

First Year International Hospitality Management students put their learning into practice when they cooked and served two dinners for invited guests, family and friends. Over the year, they learn practical cookery and serving skills alongside the academic theory, each week practising a different element of a three course meal culminating in the two dinners. Head Chef Noel Emms and Module Tutor Jackie Cunningham were on hand to supervise, encourage and motivate the students in the kitchen and front-of-house and they were very pleased with the result. Jackie said:

‘I am so proud of them, they are a small group but they worked so hard and it is great to see how far they have progressed in such a short time.’ Guests from placement providers and organisations who have connections with UCLan were invited as a thank you for their support, they included: Marriott, Stanley House, Harris Museum, Villa, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Tower, Ribby Hall, Ribble Valley Tourism and Glover’s Bakery. In addition, some of the University’s Honorary Fellows attended. All of the guests agreed that the food was delicious and the service was excellent and they have already asked to be invited again next year.

Module Leader Rod Train was pleased with the results too: ‘Both dinners were a great success and it was good for us to be able to showcase our students’ skills and at the same time thank our supporters and network with them.’

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