Under pressure in the kitchen with amazing results
The pressure was on this lunchtime as groups of Year 11 GCSE Hospitality students prepared, cooked and served up a delicious three course meal. The students worked superbly in their teams, demonstrating real culinary skill and great timing to deliver hot, tasty food.
Forming a substantial part of their overall GCSE grade, the students were tasked with delivering a starter, main course and dessert to 10 invited guests including both family members and Fullhurst staff. Working in teams, they decided upon roles and tasks and have been busy testing out a number of recipes since September. The groups designed the artwork for their printed menu and decorated the tables wonderfully. Dishes included mouth watering starters such as goat’s cheese, broccoli and red onion tartlet and spicy butternut squash soup. Tasty main courses included fruity chicken curry, beer battered fish and chunky chips and marinated duck breast served with garlic fried potato. And to finish off, delicious showstopping desserts such as tropical coconut and lime cheesecake, French apple tart and sticky toffee pudding.
The students worked superbly in their teams, demonstrating real culinary skill and great timing to ensure that their guest received hot, tasty food.
Renata Spage said; " I have really enjoyed today as it is good practice and everybody was proud of my performance and service skills… Miss my back hurts so much from working hard!"
Hospitality teacher, Ms Anderson commented; "I am very proud of all the students involved as they have risen to the occasion with everything falling into place despite struggles along the way. The students have demonstrated skills in communication, preparing and presenting quality dishes under extreme pressure and were overwhelmed with the positive feedback they received from guests."