During the week of 20th June our National Diploma in Hospitality Management students had the opportunity to see what working is like at the Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour. They each did two shifts, one morning and one evening at Lava Dining.
Before our students started they received a training session from Roxane, Sofitel's Training Manager. They learnt about the Sofitel brand and their strict presentation and attitude guidelines all awhile being treated to a magnificent morning tea (including the most delicious french pastries) in their newly opened Wine Cellar.
The following week our students started their work experience. The breakfast shift was an early start for some, 7am, but they got to see first hand what running a breakfast buffet for an 170 room hotel is like. They were guided by the friendly Food and Beverage team. The evening shift started at 6pm. Students were able to assist during dinner service and even got to deliver some room service orders. They met Executive Chef Sebastian Hinrichs who was previously the Head Chef for the French Cafe and creates some of the most amazing dishes.
All in all this has been a fantastic experience for our students and we like to thank the team at Sofitel Viaduct Harbour for the amazing opportunity.
If you are interested in studying hospitality management contact us on 0800 357 316 or click HERE for more information. Next classes start 17 August 2015.