What makes a good first impression to customers?

For anyone in the hospitality or event management sectors, the phrase "you only have one opportunity to make a first impression" is the type of mantra to set your career by. While this might be a cliche, it is certainly true. Whether in the restaurant/cafe environment or at an event,...

Why become a chef in Australia?

For hundreds of years, cookery has been at the cornerstone of society - serving quality food to patrons and creating inviting environments for conversation and thought. To this day, the world of cookery is one of respect as one of the most traditional occupations available.However, just last year, The Australian...
Group study can highlight areas of weakness.

How to use group study sessions to your advantage

At Kenvale College, we believe that teamwork and collaboration are important elements to a successful learning environment. However, this isn't just on-site in a kitchen or at a bar, as group work can also extend to study sessions before exams and other tests.For many people, studying is an individual endeavour...
Notes should be short and concise.

Tips for taking notes in class

At the heart of any successful college career is the ability to retain information. Whether for in-classroom tests, exams or for work experience, students usually create their own system of learning in order to remember vital points.However, regardless of how students learn, there is a need to take notes in...
Service is certainly more than filling up a wine glass.

Understanding service in the hospitality education

There is no doubt that great service is one of the most important factors in the hospitality industry. However, this is a concept that has deeper roots than just ensuring someone's drink is filled up or their needs are taken care of. As such, it is appropriate to look at...
Could LinkedIn help your job quest?

Do I need a LinkedIn profile?

Whether you're still studying, job-hunting or happy in your current role, having an updated LinkedIn profile that showcases your current skills and experience can set you apart from hundreds of other candidates when looking for your next role.LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network and can help you keep up...
Industry experience, currency and industry connections can really help you get ahead.

Discover the benefits of being taught by industry professionals

The hospitality industry is one that is continually thriving with innovation, new trends and ever-changing laws. Thus, the industry relies on future employees who are learned and aware of the current practicalities in hospitality.At the core of an outstanding student is an exceptional teacher that can draw on their industry...

How to break into the hospitality industry

  Getting your first break into the hospitality industry is a pivotal aspect for those who are ardent about pursuing this career path. The hospitality industry is one of diverse avenues ranging from an event planner, restaurant owner, chef and many, many more! One who is in pursuit of a...
Are you ready for Kenvale's brand refresh?

An interview with Anne Zahra, managing director of Kenvale College, about the new branding

At Kenvale College, we're constantly striving to evolve and move with these ever-changing times. Though we've been at the very frontier of further education for the best part of 45 years, change and evolution are often necessary to ensure that we stay at the top of the game with regards to...
Learning hands-on skills during paid work is a big part of college life at Kenvale.

Combined paid work and study – reaping the benefits

Your career begins from day one…You're not just starting your course; you're starting your career. At the nature of courses in hospitality, events and cookery lies a balance between the theoretical and the practical. It's one thing to know the content. It's another thing to actually put what you know into...
Many people find their true calling in hospitality management.

How are my career prospects shaping up in the Australian hospitality industry?

Anyone who has ever worked in the hospitality industry will know what a gratifying, exhilarating experience that life in this very important sector can bring. Perhaps it's the buzz of being an integral cog in a busy kitchen, or enjoyment of meeting hundreds of people every week as you tend...