By Mr Jaike Ludewig

On the evening of Thursday 7 November, students from the Year 9/10 Hospitality Functions class hosted a fine dining evening, serving their parents and a number of staff. Throughout the semester, students have been exploring different function types, suitable service styles and developing their ability to design functions for a range of clientele.

This event, led by function manager Alana of 9G, centred on the monochromatic theme of black, white and red. The class developed a three-course menu, highlighting red elements in each dish and designed a simple table d’hôte table setting to round out their theme.

Throughout the evening, students undertook different front and back of house roles, ranging from preparing meals and desserts, waiting tables, and operating bar equipment to prepare a range of mocktails and espresso based beverages. The students all exhibited a professional standard of preparation and service and were highly commended on their efforts by patrons of the event.

As a department, we would like to acknowledge the efforts of two BMG alumni students, Hannah Dunn and Lachlan Derby, who led the kitchen operations for this event. It was fantastic to develop a partnership between current students within Food Studies and Hospitality and former students who now work within the food industry. Connections such as these are invaluable for the authentic learning of our students and we are very grateful for the time and effort they have put toward this event. We would also like to thank the parents and staff for their attendance on the evening!