19th April 2016
South Devon College students studying in their first year on the Foundation Degree Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management have created a unique dinner event as part of their practical coursework.
The event has proven extremely popular with bookings already sold out and with the high support for the event, the students have received a letter from Buckingham Palace giving praise to them for hosting this event and providing the Royal seal of approval.
South Devon College students Jenny Bindon and Jack Gibson with letter from Buckingham Palace.
In celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday, South Devon College is hosting a dinner on the evening of 20th April 2016, which has been set up and run by the students themselves. The event will be hosted in Horizons Restaurant at South Devon College’s Paignton campus, which is a fully operational and licensed fine-dining training restaurant where students from a variety of courses learn industry specific and customer service skills in their chosen hospitality trade. The contemporary design, combined with a range of exciting and modern menus offer guests an outstanding dining experience, all prepared and served by the students, with the help of College staff.
The evening kicks off at 6:30pm with a small choir of primary school students attending from nearby Whiterock Primary School. There will be traditional hymns sung along with the National Anthem to get everyone in the celebrating spirit. At 7.00pm customers on the evening will be treated to a specially prepared five course menu fit for royalty. After dinner has been served a charity raffle will take place which will raise funds for the Friends of South Devon College charity. Prizes have kindly been donated by a variety of local business.
The Friends of South Devon College is a charitable trust set up in 2008 aiming to help students that need additional assistance to be able to attend the College by removing barriers so they have an equal opportunity of gaining an education. This can be to help towards living costs for students with disadvantaged backgrounds or to help students attend enrichment programs which help toward their studies at college.
The students have worked closely with local businesses in order to gain sponsorship for the event as they have had very little budget to work from. All aspects of this event have been designed to test the students in different ways including budgeting, marketing, hospitality and most importantly event planning.
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