Students host pop-up restaurantPosted: 14th February 2019
A pop-up restaurant saw students provide a professional lunchtime service to their teachers and peers.
Year 11 events operations students at Royal Docks Academy planned, prepared and served a three-course international meal as part of their studies.
They put together a menu which included French onion soup, Nigerian jollof rice and chicken and Russian syrniki pancakes.
Nadia Kitouni, design, technology and art teacher, said: “It was really fantastic.
“It was a real challenge for students as they had to create the menu and produce the food to a very high standard as this was their actual practical exam. They were aiming for professional delivery.”
The 19 students spent a day practising in the school’s professional kitchen before prepping the ingredients the day before the event.
Mrs Kitouni said: “Students had to learn about risk assessments, planning for unexpected diners and what to do in the case of a fire. That was before they started using anything in the kitchen, learning how to use knives, how to handle food and how to store food. As hosts, they also had to learn how to serve diners professionally.
“Events operations is very popular in our school. This event had an international theme and gave students an opportunity to promote food from all around the world. They researched the dishes and made everything from scratch.
“It was wonderful; very professional. I am very proud of them.”
Each student in the group passed their exam.