The Year 12 Hospitality students at Sunshine Coast Grammar School last night, August 26 took over the reins at the popular Cotton Tree restaurant The Boat Shed, as they hosted their sell-out end-of-year function.
Restaurant staff daringly handed over control to the students who have been perfecting their skills in all aspects from waiting tables to working behind the bar and helping out in the kitchen.
Sunshine Coast Grammar School Principal, Mrs Maria Woods said that students were eager to show off these skills to friends, family and staff who came along to support the event.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the students to gain practical industry experience and what better way to do so than working at one of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular dining destinations,” said Mrs Woods.
The evening allowed students to demonstrate their practical performance knowledge and understanding in a real world environment to further enhance their experience.
The Year 12 Hospitality students were keen to step into the restaurant but admit that there was a lot of behind the scenes preparation required in order to ensure that the big event was a success.
Students were responsible for all aspects of the event from creating the invitations and designing the menus, to taking bookings, organising uniforms as well as arranging the entertainment for the evening not to mention preparing and serving food and beverages on the night.
“A big thank you to The Boat Shed for enabling the students to utilise their top class facilities, which provides such a valuable real life experience to help showcase the skills they’ve developed over their two-year course,” said Mrs Woods.