CHRISTMAS FAMILY TRADITIONS

Importance of Christmas Family Traditions.

Spending Christmas is a tradition in the family nowadays. The gifts is just a bonus. Eating together from breakfast to dinner! Isnt it funny how holidays are surrounded by food?! Who doesn’t love that?

“A strong emotional bond is shared by the family that spend time together”

Every family creates and have their own Christmas holiday tradition. Can you tell what’s yours? If you don’t better start now! Everyone is looking forward to doing few things that make the day special that brings excitement and joy for everyone!

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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”

Lakefield wins Two Golds and a Silver for Professional Cookery Students

 

Lakefield wins Two Golds and a Silver for Professional Cookery Students

Lakefield wins Two Golds and a Silver for Professional Cookery Students.

On 17th of May 2017, students from Lakefield Hospitality College had their first taste of the competition experience at The 3 Counties Salon Culinaire, one of the UK’s largest live culinary competitions held at Central Bedfordshire College in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs.

Three from back of house students took part in Cupcakes (Tasted), Afternoon Tea Pastries (Tasted) and Bakery Skills. Omero Galluci, development chef and one of our patrons, mentored and helped our students all the way through the planning, processing and executing of each class.

Erica Lana won Gold for her Bakery Skills (Display): Erica has to display 2 loaves and 12 assorted rolls. Erica said ” I felt happy and proud to win something and I thank Omero for helping me achieve it”.

 

Naine Shirley won Gold for her Cupcakes (Tasted): Naine has to present 12 cupcakes in 3 different flavours. Naine said “I have learnt how I should improve in my work by taking the judge’s feedback positively and this event helped me to learn by taking people’s ideas and to experiment more in the future. I also learnt that I should practice a lot to get the best outcome and don’t leave things to the last minute”.

 

Bassi won Silver for her Afternoon Tea Pastries (Tasted. Basi produced an assortment of afternoon tea pastries 16 pieces, 3 different varities. Bassi said “The competition was one of my biggest achievements of the year, not only did I get a silver medal, but I developed as a person. I feel so proud of myself and grateful for all the support given by the kitchen team at Lakefield”.

Click here (The 3 Counties Salon Culinaire)  if you want to know more about the competition.

Lakefield won the PACE Innovative Practices in Creating School Partnerships Award

 

Lakefield won the PACE Innovative Practices in Creating School Partnerships Award

 

Last 3rd of May 2017, Lakefield Hospitality College was awarded for the ‘Innovative Practices in Creating School Partnerships sponsored by Hobart Cooking Solutions at the PACE Awards 2017 held at the Liverpool Hilton Hotel.

The team attended the PACE National Conference which is about introducing programmes and success planning. The team divided up to listen to different workshops including Breaking Into HE To Broaden Your Horizons by Niel Rippington, Dean of the College Food, University of Birmingham. Paul Askew, Chef Patron and Steven Hesketh, Managing Director of the Know Collection gave a wonderful session about Future Labour And Desire Skills.

The Conference was followed by Awards and a Gala dinner to acknowledge individuals, departments, schools, colleges and partnerships that have introduced outstanding learning initiatives or techniques in hospitality training and development over the last 12 months. The dinner was presented by Cyrus Todiwala, OBE on Zest Quest Asia.

Thank you to Sue Kenyan, PACE Director and to PACE for believing and for giving us the opportunity to excel in what we do. Frankie said “this award means a lot for Lakefield as we’ve worked hard in partnerships with school this year. It’s all been worth it!”

Lakefield Hospitality College is owned by an Educational Charity, we are therefore non- profit making and rely on independent grants and on the support of our sponsors. Lakefield is unique because we offer our students real work experience and we focus on developing the whole person and their employability skills.

About the Award

Innovative Practices in Creating School Partnerships

This award is looking for examples where colleges/training providers have linked successfully with schools in order to provide a rich and rewarding experience for potential hospitality students from high schools and sixth form colleges. The project should demonstrate a diverse range of realistic activities and excellent progression rates onto hospitality study programmes.

 

Click here for more information about PACE