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Hospitality and cookery students work with Deputy Premier at Polytechnic West

South Metropolitan TAFE's Hospitality and Commercial Cookery students have worked with the Deputy Premier of Western Australia, Hon Dr Kim Hames MLA at a special charity event. A three course meal was prepared at South Metropolitan TAFE's training restaurant for 80 guests to raise money for the Youth Focus organisation.

South Metropolitan TAFE Managing Director Jill Jamieson said the occasion enhanced and diversified the students' training experience. "We regularly invite guest chefs to our restaurant in order to expose our students to different culinary styles," she said.

"We have been fortunate to have notable Perth chefs such as Hadleigh Troy of Restaurant Amuse and Dan Masters of Rockpool join our students in the kitchen".

The night hosted a wide range of industry representatives and employer partners of South Metropolitan TAFE. The Deputy Premier produced a meal of lobster bisque, roast fillet of beef and vanilla panna cotta. "I really enjoyed working with the chefs and trainees and the whole experience was fantastic," he said.

"I have a whole new appreciation of what it takes to be a professional chef, from the coordination between teams down to the sore feet!"

South Metropolitan TAFE's training restaurant, the Bentley Pines caters to around 30,000 members of the public each year and in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 it won the Gold Plate for 'Best Restaurant within a Training Establishment'

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