Hospitality at Benowa State High School encourages students towards personal independence, living effectively in a wider society, and promoting preferred futures for self and other in contexts related to food, nutrition and hospitality.
Year 8 Food and nutrition is a fun and practical six month course incorporating basic nutrition, cookery demonstrations and practical cooking classes. Students participate in practical cooking lessons each fortnight. Basic skills and knowledge for providing nutritious meals will be learnt. Food and nutrition in year 9 is a predominantly practical course aimed at improving essential life-skills for students. It is a course designed for students who enjoy food preparation, taste testing and extending students knowledge of food and nutrition. Students studying food and nutrition in year 9 usually cook once a week, and are able to take their cooking home to share with their family.
Transition to senior school
Hospitality in year 10 is a practical subject introducing students to the hospitality industry. It is designed for students looking towards a career in the exciting world of hospitality and tourism. Students selecting this subject should have a strong interest in food and beverage service. They should be able to work cooperatively with others in group situations. Learning experiences for students selecting this subject will include involvement in restaurant functions, coffee shops, small business ventures and work experience. Students will cook individually to extend their skills in food production and presentation.
Hospitality is a predominantly practical course which covers the most important aspects of professional food preparation and service within the Australian Hospitality Industry (AHI).
Students should possess:
- a genuine interest in cooking and serving food
- an ability to work independently and within groups
- enthusiasm and willingness to participate in restaurants and functions
- an ability to adhere to workplace health and safety regulations and a desire to participate in work experience related to the hospitality industry
Learning experiences for students involved in hospitality would include involvement in restaurant functions, coffee shops, work experience and Sea World's hospitality program.