Class Chefs is a unique event allowing High School Hospitality students to gain real life, commercial experience and work practices. For one night only, students will be taking over the restaurant to create a delicious 3 course menu with the support of the Head Chef.
VET Hospitality students often team up with Performing Arts students to deliver a night of good food and live entertainment prepared, served and performed by high school students.
To achieve a high customer ratio, a subsidised special pricing is charged, this allows more parents, teachers and members of the public to enjoy the experience without it being a huge financial burden. Students showcase their skills as part of their course assessment and guests are patient, supportive and understanding during the Class Chefs event.
RIEP Class Chefs is a collaboration with two industry leading commercial restaurants with a strong reputation in the community. The two restaurants currently working in partnership with SWC and RIEP to deliver Class Chefs are Cucina 105 in Liverpool (Monday nights only) and Bellbird Dining & Bar at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Wednesday to Friday only).
Both employers regularly host student workplacements from SWC. They have professional chefs and service staff that have a strong track record of providing quality advice and support to students about career pathways in the hospitality industry. Their best practice approach helps students to understand the expectations of both the customers and the employer. This encourages students to build on important employability skills that are needed to succeed in the workplace.