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Career paths and valuable life skills in hospitality

Getting a qualification in hospitality management can take you in many different directions. This is because career options in hospitality cover a range of different sectors and develop a broad range of skills. Whether you want to work front-of-house involving a lot of customer interaction, as a Hotel General Manager, or...
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Why international students should study at Kenvale College

Are you dreaming of Down Under? We don't blame you - Australia is an attractive destination for overseas students from all over the world. Thanks to our global reputation for offering fantastic education and training in hospitality, cookery and events, it's little wonder international students are flocking to our shores to get...
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Australia’s cookery industry is thriving – how can you benefit?

With its golden sandy beaches, sunshine, vibrant urban centres and laidback lifestyle - do you really need any more of an incentive to study in Australia? In fact, there are plenty of other reasons that you should consider beginning your hospitality career in the Land Down Under! Our tourism sector is...

Do you need a qualification to work in hospitality?

  So, you want to pursue a career in hospitality? Fantastic! But how do you go about getting a job in the industry, and do you need a qualification to succeed? Many young people choose to work in hospitality while they study or travel. If you\'re just planning to work in...
Scholarships provide opportunities for many Kenvale College students.

Scholarship winner Georgia-May taking every Kenvale opportunity

Earning a scholarship to one of the leading hospitality colleges in Australia might be a lot of pressure for some students, but Georgia-May Gallea is certainly no ordinary student.The 2016 Magdalene Catholic High School graduate won one of the 15 Get Real Events Experience scholarships to Kenvale College, which are offered...
German expat Sonja is crafting a great career in Australia.

Australia – the land of opportunity for German student Sonja Buettner

  Australia and Germany might be separated by close to 15,000 km, but for Sonja Buettner, they couldn\'t feel closer together. The Kenvale College graduate has integrated easily in the Australian way of life and has no plans to leave our sunny shores. A love of hospitality and Australia On...
What do you need to know about being a sous chef?

What is a sous chef?

A sous chef is a commercial kitchen's second in command, and can be in charge of duties such as producing food to a high standard, purchasing and ordering food and maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment. All kitchen positions are important, but one of the key members of the...
Social media is a critical element of hospitality.

How hospitality businesses can improve their social media skills

  Social media is a tool that hospitality business can use to engage and communicate with both current and potential customers. So, what social media strategies should you employ? Well, in summary: Start an Instagram account. Like, share and respond to your customer\'s posts. Respond to feedback on sites like TripAdvisor or...
Why are some menus so confusing for customers?

How to develop smart, innovative and clear restaurant menus

Developing a restaurant menu that doesn't confuse customers is not necessarily simple - according to the research. As our food-cabulary expands and grows more complex, budding chefs must ensure their menus suit their target market, are written simply and stick to the theme. A massive 83 per cent of Australians believe...
What are the top accolades for Australian restaurants?

The restaurant awards of Australia – and tips for winning them

To win a restaurant award in Australia, first it pays to understand what each team of judges will be looking for. As an example, Chefs Hat judges examine food quality alone on a Michelin-like rating system, whereas their Awards for Excellence counterparts examine the chefs themselves. Listen to many top...
Cocktails are increasing in popularity.

World Class Cocktail Week highlights growing demand for bartenders

If you were asked what Australia's most popular alcoholic beverages are, it's likely you'd reply, "beer and wine". However, this answer is only half right.While beer makes up 45 per cent of beverage purchases, spirits (33 per cent) are much more popular than wine (19 per cent) according to mobile-payment and deals app...
Food can be creative as well as fun.

Weird and wacky culinary creations from around the globe

  On the surface, the concept of food is rather simple - we need its nourishment to survive. However, food is also a creative portal as people across the world develop weird, wacky and downright crazy culinary creations. Food is an emotional experience that can make us feel things we have never...