On Wednesday 19th June, twelve students from Cottenham Village College will spend an afternoon learning about the art of service at the four star boutique Hotel Felix in Cambridge. The students are studying a two year BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality and this activity will enable them to cover practical assignments for two units of the course. Said Head of Hospitality and Food Technology at Cottenham Village College, Luis Cossio “We are very pleased to have been offered this fantastic opportunity. It will provide our students with invaluable hands-on work experience and put them in good stead for their future careers in hospitality”.
The Year 10 students will be given professional barista training by Richard Anness of Matthew Algie, shown how to mix a variety of exciting virgin cocktails using non-alcoholic fresh fruit blends from Norfolk Cordials and given practical training by the team at Hotel Felix. They will be taught how to meet and greet guests, lay a table, serve correctly, as well as a few tricks of the trade. Said Restaurant Manager, Graeme Lilly “We are delighted to be able to support these students. As part of their training, it is my intention to instil in these young people the passion and commitment which effortlessly encompasses the true art of service.
The students will return to the hotel on National Waiters Day, Sunday 23rd June, where they will welcome friends and family to the hotel and serve them traditional afternoon tea in the Orangery. It is hoped that this training, within a working hotel environment, will put the students in good stead for their future careers in hospitality.