Hospitality Activity Day for Schools

Lakefield has an enthusiasm to bring hospitality to the youngest, that’s why organises many activities for school girls to bring this industry to their attention.
The most well known is the Activity day where the schools girls get a taste of what the hospitality industry involves.
This time the year 11 food and nutrition class from the Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in Willesden came for a taster day at Lakefield.

To quote some of their responses at the end of the day:

“The experience was fun, I learnt many things about Hospitality”
“I really enjoyed the day and I now have a better understanding of what Hospitality is”
“After my day at Lakefield I am now thinking about doing a level 2 Hospitality diploma”
“The day was different and it has opened me up to new skills and opportunities, all in all I liked it”

Butchery Demo with Omero Galluci

Our patron, the professional and award-winning chef, Omero Galluci, spent the morning class demonstrating how to cut and prepare a pork in order to get the most from your meat.

The students could learn the different parts of the pork and the butchery skills needed in order to prepare different meals. They also learned where each cut comes from and the best cooking techniques for each cut to ensure the very best and most delicious results.

The master class was organised by Umbrella Training and our Level 2 Professional Cookery students took also part in it.

Lakefield Hospitality Students, A Helping Hand

Despite London being one of the richest cities on Earth, there is a huge issue with homelessness. Our students decided to share their time and cooking skills to help those sleeping rough and dedicate their free Friday to helping in a soup kitchen.

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The soup kitchen provides free hot meals, clothes and toiletries for people who most of them live in the streets. Some have a history of mental illness; some are victims of domestic violence; but despite the emotional nature of the day, everybody agreed afterwards that the atmosphere was intensely fun and incredible positive.

At the end of the day all of them came back thinking it was one of the best decisions they ever made, and ready to do it again very soon.

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One of the differential values that our students get in Lakefield Hospitality College is this personal development – not just on the professional side, but also socially and humanly. That is due to the enormous effort Lakefield invests into making each of them a wonderful professional but at the same time, because we really believe in the amazing capacity of human beings to surpass themselves and improve without stopping, helping each student to become an even better person in all aspects.

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Microwavable Sponge Pudding Video Recipe

No time to cook? Hungry when you get home? This will warm you up quickly! Microwavable Sponge Pudding Video Recipe! Try it now!

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Ingredients

1 egg

4 oz. Caster sugar

4 oz. Plain flour

4 oz. Butter

4 tbsp. of Milk

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Steps:

1. Cream the sugar and the butter

2. Add the egg and milk

3. Fold in the flour

4. Grease the containers then coat with flour

5. Add the syrup to the bottom of the container then add the mixture on top.

6. Tap to level out

7. Place in the microwave for 1 minute

8. Add golden syrup and custard

9. Enjoy your easy and scrumptious dessert!

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Lakefield Students win Silver Medals at Hotelympia 2016

Lakefield Students win two Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal at Hotelympia 2016

 

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Three students from Lakefield took part in Hotelympia’s 20-minute Table Lay-up Competition at Excel London, one of the UK’s largest foodservice and most important hospitality events that happens every two years. We are very pleased to say, all of them received medals and which were presented by Steve Munkley, Executive Head Chef, of The Royal Garden Hotel.

This prestigious competition is sponsored by the World Skills UK Competitions. It is a 20-minute live competition, where the competitors have to lay the table for 4 covers from a menu presented to the them 5 minutes before start. They needed to use their creativity and skills to produce four different Napkin folds. Recommendations of wine were required with correct glass wear presented on the table. All work is performed against the clock under the judges’ critical observation and questioning.

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Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Student

Karleene Pailan, Silver Medallist

“It was my first time joining this kind of competition. I enjoyed it a lot and discovered new ideas. This competition allowed me to see opportunities that could help me in the future and to see different aspect professionally and as an individual. It raised my passion for the industry. It is fascinating to meet professionals and this experience made me want to take part in more competitions to increase my knowledge and skills. Our mentor prepared us for the competition, by having regular practice and we received feedback which helped us improve. I was surprised to win the competition because all the competitors worked to a very high standard, they were really good and very competitive”.

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Sian Stevens, Silver Medallist

“It was a great experience joining the competition, I was interested to see how others decorated and set their tables. We had weekly practices, I chose my theme, napkin folds and equipment for the competition which helped me to feel prepared. I’ve learnt about time management and new skills and it helped boost my confidence. I was very happy to win a silver medal; I did not expect it.”

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Wilhelmina Ebbesen, Bronze Medallist

“I really enjoyed it and I did not expect to win the competition, it felt so unreal! I thought about my table decorations a lot and I researched online to find ideas, I went with a simple theme since I wanted the food to be the focus points but wanted it not to be too simple so I add quirkiness on the plates that I used. I learned that you can always find room for improvement and you don’t really fail, you just need to learn and find a way to always improve yourself”.

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Hotelympia delivers innovation and networking opportunities for exhibitors and visitors that can’t be found anywhere else on this scale. This is the place to improve businesses performance and customer offering –  for hotel, restaurant, pub, café or catering company –  through guaranteed access to the latest products across food and drink, catering equipment, interiors, technology, careers, and waste management solutions.

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