TAFE NSW Broken Hill students and teachers are encouraging the community to experience the culinary creations and exceptional service of the TAFE NSW training restaurant on Wednesday evenings.
The fully-licensed restaurant is operated by TAFE NSW Certificate III Commercial Cookery and Certificate III Hospitality students and offers a four-course menu for just $45 per person.
TAFE NSW Commercial Cookery student, Cohen Marks, said the restaurant provided the opportunity for students to learn and put into practice important skills that will help them create successful careers in the hospitality industry.
“The kitchen and simulated restaurant is the perfect learning environment and has given me an insight into what it is actually like to run a kitchen,” he said.
“Developing and costing a menu and practicing different cooking techniques are just a couple of the things that the TAFE NSW restaurant has allowed me to practice.”
TAFE NSW Commercial Cookery Teacher, Lee Cecchin, said the kitchen and restaurant were invaluable facilities in preparing students for the fast-paced hospitality industry.
“You notice the increase in skill, confidence and ability while the restaurant is open and many regular diners comment on the professionalism of the students and caliber of the meals,” she said.
“Menu creation is taken very seriously by the apprentice chefs with one student each week choosing the menu and acting as Head Chef in control of the kitchen and his/her fellow apprentices.
“The restaurant is an essential component of ensuring TAFE NSW cookery and hospitality graduates are job-ready. There is no experience substitute for a full-service dining room with paying customers and real-time demands to prepare students for life in the dynamic hospitality industry.”
The restaurant is open for dinner service every Wednesday from October 24 until November 28. To book a table call Lee Cecchin or Dirk Liddell on 8082 7318.
For information about commercial cookery and hospitality courses at TAFE NSW visit tafensw.edu.au or phone 131 601.