Holiday Inn activites afternoon
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.
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