Last night Kangan Institute hosted Careers in the Kitchen, a veritable feast of culinary skills, socialising and networking amid the fierce heat of cookery competition A great turn out descended on our Broadmeadows Campus to sample what Kangan Institute students can do! Careers in the Kitchen’s purpose was to re-engage with industry and community, whilst giving all guests the opportunity to judge our food alongside our assembled industry greats. Guests were soon busily engrossed in the welcoming atmosphere whilst enjoying delectable appetisers and canapés served by our diligent hospitality students.
In addition to the heat of competition, guests were also privileged to hear from several guests who spoke with great passion about the importance of events like this in bringing people together and forging local relationships. Hume Mayor Cr Drew Jessop talked of the importance of vocational education and the great benefits education providers bring to the region not just in terms of training and up-skilling, but allowing for unrealised dreams and passions to be developed. Celebrity Chef Guy Grossi spoke of the hugely unifying impact food brings between people – and the pressing need to continue supporting local growers, local suppliers and local businesses – mirroring our main aims of Careers In the Kitchen.
One of the greatest changes in commercial cooking over the years I’ve been involved is that people really are serious about the industry. I think education is really important and I think that’s really helped the industry get much stronger in Australia. - Guy Grossi
LaManna Supermarket supported all aspects of this event and our relationship with them is a great example of how Kangan Institute uses its strong links with industry to provide our students with the best opportunities.
Kangan Institute continues to provide vocational education and training opportunities for the hospitality and bakery sector. Whilst our objectives are to provide students with fantastic education opportunities, work closely with the community and strengthen relationships across the hospitality sector, our primary objective is to develop relevant courses and provide innovative teaching so that our students come out of the kitchen and the classroom equipped for their careers.
Teaching our students new and exciting ways to prepare food and preparing them for work after they graduate is part of our curriculum. Events like Careers in the Kitchen are an embodiment of that strategy.
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