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Covid-19 Update

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, the College calendar has been changed for the first term of the 2020/21 academic year and has introduced a two-week October half term break. This break is from Monday 19 to Friday 30 October during which time the College is closed to Learners. The College office will be open from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October (telephone/email enquiries open) and closed from Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October (telephone/email enquiries closed until Monday 2 November). From 2 November we are increasing the areas in which a face mask or covering is required to be worn.

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.