Senior Hospitality Trip to AUT

Exploring Career Pathways: Senior Hospitality Students Visit AUT School of Hospitality and Tourism

Senior hospitality students recently went on an enriching excursion to AUT School of Hospitality and Tourism, New Zealand’s leading leisure and hospitality education institution.

The day began with an informative session on the various career pathways available at AUT, followed by a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, including a rooftop garden. The students then moved on to a hands-on experience in one of the training kitchens. They had the opportunity to don their aprons and hairnets and throw themselves into a real-life culinary environment. Guided by experienced tutors, they got stuck into crafting their own burgers, utilising the skills they had acquired in the hospitality classroom back at school.

Working collaboratively, the students carefully prepared their ingredients, ensuring mise en place, before gracing the grill and producing a high-quality burger worthy of a restaurant setting. This experience helped to reinforce the training they receive at Westlake Girls High School and to instil a sense of professionalism and attention to detail in their practice.

This visit provided an excellent opportunity for our students to learn more about the world of hospitality and gain invaluable insights into industry practices. We extend our sincerest gratitude to AUT School of Hospitality and Tourism for their hospitality and for providing our students with this fabulous learning opportunity.

Teachers: Louise Clouston & Kate Segetin