With the Taste Bundaberg Festival just around the corner, some of TAFE Queensland East Coast’s best and brightest students are ready to serve up their finest wares and dish out their talent to share with the local community.
Keen to showcase the skills and training they’ve gained through their hard work and dedication, the students are looking forward to a taste of their own success.
Nearly twenty hospitality, cookery, and tourism students, who are currently training at TAFE Queensland East Coast’s Bundaberg and Hervey Bay campuses, will get the opportunity to work alongside celebrity chefs and experience the real thing.
Faculty Director of Service Industries Emma Cook said the Taste Bundaberg Festival not only celebrated the talent of TAFE Queensland students but also provided them a fantastic opportunity to get first-hand experience on how things are done in the hospitality industry.
“This event will enable our hospitality students to learn and directly engage with industry experts by helping with all bar services, making cocktails, serving customers, setting up and packing down of displays – all of which will add immense value and practical experience to their training,” Emma said.
“Students will participate in activities that will help them understand the dynamics of the hospitality environment and get a taste of what it’s like to work in this industry.”
“By taking part in the Taste event, students are able to get a front row seat to the workings of industry professionals and be exposed to current trends, mentors and potential employment opportunities – a great outcome that aligns with the approach of our training and education.”
For their participation, students will be recognised with appreciation certificates from Bundaberg Regional Council.
This year, students will be supporting The Whole Feast with Colin Fassnidge, held under giant Nordic tipis on Saturday 12 August in Jayteens Park, Bargara.
Other Council events that TAFE Queensland students get the opportunity to be involved in through their course include State of Origin local events, the National Rugby League’s Dolphins and Bulldogs game, Childers Festival and Milbi Festival.
Find out more about TAFE Queensland’s hospitality and tourism courses online.
Taste Bundaberg Festival runs from 4 to 13 August, with tickets now on sale.