Operations certificate builds kitchen confidence

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Gunbalanya School students have mastered basic hospitality skills, and may pursue advanced industry qualifications.

The 12 students have partially completed the Certificate II in Kitchen Operations by demonstrating hygienic practices in food preparation.

The course component includes correct food handling and storage, personal hygiene, cleaning and sanitising, and food poisoning risk reduction.

Senior Teacher Sarah Cattermole said the years 10 to 12 students were tested on theory and practical applications.

“These students are also completing a separate food and hospitality course, so cooking is a solid part of their program,” she said.

“Some have flagged an interest in hospitality as a career. Local employment opportunities include the Gunbalanya Community Store, Gunbalanya crèche kitchen, the school’s canteen, and Gunbalanya Aged Care.”

A student makes healthy sausage rolls
A student makes healthy sausage rolls

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