Last week, our Hospitality and Catering students were invited to the Holiday Inn hotel in Southampton to take part in an activity afternoon.
The students were greeted by the General Manager, who then introduced his team including a Head Chef, Conference and Events Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, and a Housekeeping Manager!
Students were split into groups to take part in various activities, from making a bed and setting a table, to making a Caesar salad and even solving a complaint.
For many of the students this was the first time they had experienced working inside a hotel, so it was a great opportunity for them to see first-hand how a Catering environment works in industry.
It was a great afternoon enjoyed by all, and an excellent insight into the hotel industry for the students.
Early next year, Hospitality and Catering students will be taking over the Holiday Inn hotel for a whole weekend – watch this space for more details! You can find out more about last year’s hotel takeover and what the students thought here.
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.