Double shot makeover for hospitality facilities at Chevalier College


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12.04.18

Double shot makeover for hospitality facilities at Chevalier College

Hospitality courses are a popular choice at Chevalier College with approximately 80 students in Years 11 and 12 currently studying the elective subjects.

Jules Café, a training café at the college, allows Hospitality (Food and Beverage) students to work in a simulated café environment towards a Certificate II in Hospitality.

To support the real-life work experiences taught in the facility, the learning space really needed a café style layout, as well as industry-standard equipment and, with the help of two (past) students of the college, the coffee now being served at the new look Jules Café is first class.

In 2017, as part of her HSC major design project, Year 12 student Alyssa Mathias combined her interest and studies in both Hospitality (Food and Beverage) and Design and Technology, and initiated a makeover project for the training café.

Principal Chris McDermott approved the refit proposal and the work was completed in liaison with key support and teaching staff at the college during the spring break in 2017.

Alyssa graduated from Chev last year and is currently studying a Diploma of Graphic Design at the Billy Blue College of Design.

Principal Chris McDermott with hospitality students Sam Malone and Molly Good welcome the new espresso machine to Jules Cafe, generously donated by Rush's Baedon (pictured) and Sally Terry.

Principal Chris McDermott with hospitality students Sam Malone and Molly Good welcome the new espresso machine to Jules Cafe, generously donated by Rush’s Baedon (pictured) and Sally Terry.

 

The other great boost to vocational education and training at Chev came last month with a wonderful gift to the college from one of our families.

We thank local business owners Baedon (a Chevalier past student) and Sally Terry of Rush Roasting Co who very generously donated a Nuova Simonelli Aurelia espresso machine to the café to assist student training in the use of real industry-relevant equipment.

This high-end coffee machine was a surprise donation made during the 2017 alumni telephone campaign and, once installed, Baedon also conducted a coffee workshop for the students, providing valuable insight and understanding about the preparation and production of espresso coffee.

The great new Jules Café is more popular than ever with the staff and students who enjoy the regular lunches, coffee mornings and hospitality events hosted by the hospitality students.

 

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Debra Cloran
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