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.
Eastleigh College is still open during office hours although our main reception and entrance on Chestnut Avenue is closed until 7 September. This is part of our commitment to ensure strict social distancing measures remain in place in all areas. Looking forward to welcoming new learners during Enrolment Week ready for the start of the new term!
In a bid to support the Solent and South Hampshire’s economic recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Eastleigh College has launched an ambitious and collaborative pledge which aims to benefit individuals, employers and communities across the region. The pledge has been developed with support from a numbers of stakeholders including business groups, employers, councils, schools and University of Portsmouth.