The Year 11 Hospitality students joined the Avondale School’s Hospitality class to prepare a ‘Thank You’ luncheon for almost 100 Senior Citizen Volunteers in the Cooranbong area.

This has become a yearly event and students, together with Mrs Reynaud and Mrs Nevell from Avondale School, develop the recipes and menu for this event.
Students had their work cut out, preparing a three course meal in 2 ½ hours.  All food items were prepared from scratch, involving fresh ingredients and no pre-cooked ingredients.  A true Masterchef challenge!
“The standard and presentation of the meal was superb and it was just amazing to see the smiles of these volunteers as they enjoyed being made to feel special,” said Dr Faull, Avondale Schools Principal.
Two Macquarie College students, Laine (Year 11W) and Lauren (Year 11M) changed quickly from chef’s attire into waiter’s uniforms to take part in the service team. Students hosted the day with a friendly and professional manner, delivering efficient service, which certainly did not go unnoticed.  Mrs Donna Nevell from Avondale School gave positive feedback about our students’ waiting skills and their great manner with guests.
Mrs Reynaud would like to commend each of the six students who participated in this venture for their hard work on the day.  Fantastic teamwork was displayed by our Macquarie College and Avondale School students.
All in all, a truly successful function that provided students with invaluable learning ‘on the job’ experience.