STUDENTS SERVE FOODIE TREATS FOR STAFF TRAINING DAY

STUDENTS SERVE FOODIE TREATS FOR STAFF TRAINING DAY

Lunch was one of the highlights of a recent training day for staff in Weymouth and Portland schools, with over 100 of them selecting from a range of hot and cold meals prepared by students of The Wey Valley School as part of their GCSE hospitality and catering course.

Course tutor, Verity Harmey, said “Six of our Year 11 students were involved, preparing and serving a varied menu as part of their GCSE course and it proved to be a great success.

“The students worked really hard to prepare a great range and quantity of food for the Chesil Partnership’s staff training day, and their efforts were much appreciated by the participants.

“Since the event was held at Budmouth School, I feel our students are particularly to be commended on coping so well in an unfamiliar kitchen.”

 

 

Wey Valley’s hospitality and catering students have already catered for several in-house events at their own school as part of their learning programme. 

Chloe Pitney, Year 11 student said “The preparation for this event, along with serving so many staff has been a great experience.  We have all thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Abbie Holmes and Aimee Limb, also in Year 11 added “Because the staff training day was an external catering event and involved feeding so many people, succeeding there was a real boost for our confidence – which is great in the run-up to our summer exams.”

Liz Foulsham and Aaron Parsons were among the staff who attended the training day.

Liz said “The hospitality and catering students were fantastic, working in a very busy environment and the food was great too.”

Aaron added “I think they did a marvellous job to serve so many meals with the added pressure of getting it all done within a limited time.  It made me think of Masterchef!”