A great day out was had by all when Melbourne City Institute of Education’s Yooralla students, from East Gippsland, visited Melbourne for a day recently.
The group of eight students from Yooralla are currently undertaking Certificate II in Hospitality, which is being delivered by MCIE at Coal Creek in Kurumburra, East Gippsland.
MCIE Trainer Bernie Liversidge organised for these students to spend a day in Melbourne to learn and share experiences with other MCIE Hospitality students.
“I felt it was important for our students from Yooralla to have the opportunity to spend time interacting with the MCIE students in Melbourne “, said Bernie.
Upon arrival in Melbourne, the students went straight to the MCIE Training Kitchen where the Melbourne based hospitality students had prepared their counterparts from Yooralla a delicious lunch. The students had even made a birthday cake for one of the visiting students.
The students undertook assignments during the visit and had the opportunity to ask questions of the Melbourne based students and staff.
Megan Perks, a Team Leader from Yooralla has spoken positively of the experience, “this program (Certificate II in Hospitality) has been of immense value to our students, and some have even taken up part time employment with local cafes to put their newly acquired skills in to action”.
Later in the day, the students visited the Queen Victoria Market and had the special opportunity to have a tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) kitchen facilities and interact with the Head Chef. This was organised by the MCIE’s Head of Hospitality Rajiv Gulshan, with the assistance of the Australian Culinary Federation.