Bulahdelah Central School Year 11 and 12 hospitality students put their catering skills to the test, preparing lunch for staff as part of their All Day Dining assessment task.
Diners were treated to a delicious menu of frittata with corn salsa, chilli and lime taco salad and a rustic steak sandwich with parmesan fries.
The students produced work of a quality standard that was applauded by staff around the school, with many praising the presentation, prompt delivery time and flavour combinations.
The students showcased a high-level of professionalism, utilising their safety, teamwork and kitchen preparation skills.
"Today I had the pleasure of experiencing the All Day Dining Cafe; my rustic steak sandwich was delicious," Wendy Parsons said.
Loaded with flavour, the steak was perfectly cooked and rested, delivering a wonderful combination of tenderness and juiciness.Wendy Parsons
"It was the best steak sandwich ever, and was certainly a multi-sensory experience," she said.
"It looked fantastic on the plate - fresh, vibrant and beautifully presented.
"The aroma was inviting and the taste - what can I say.
"Loaded with flavour, the steak was perfectly cooked and rested, delivering a wonderful combination of tenderness and juiciness.
"The fillings were equally amazing, with the flavours working harmoniously together.
"As each layer unfolded, there was a new burst of freshness, making lunch an exciting culinary journey.
"From the delightfully smooth textured, garlicky hummus, through to the juicy cherry tomatoes and the warm, morsels of roasted capsicum, all combined inside two delicious slices of toasted bread, this creation took the humble steak sandwich to a whole new level.
"Just as impressive was the side of parmesan wedges; I say side, but these little gems could have been a meal on their own.
"The portion size was certainly generous, unlike many restaurants that try to hide a tiny portion under a mountain of garnish.
"This jaw-stretching delight kept me going all night long.
"Of course, good food and good service go hand in hand.
"Too often, a great meal at a restaurant is ruined by poor service or poor plating.
"This was certainly not the case today.
"The presentation was perfect and the service top-notch. Jye, Taj, Raylee, Isaac, Mitch, Sally, Abby were amazing - polite, knowledgeable, efficient, caring and professional.
"Having the in-kitchen dining experience was amazing, something that people pay a small fortune for at a top restaurant.
"It was a privilege to witness the teamwork, calmness, organisation and skill level demonstrated by those at Isaac's and Jye's benches.
"I was impressed.
"Thank you to the young chefs.
"They certainly have a bright future ahead."
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