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Wintec student experience

Are you unsure if a career in hospitality is the right choice for you?

The Wintec student experience is an opportunity for you to come onto campus, choose one of the below options and find out what studying at Wintec is really like.

Hospitality and Culinary Art

Can you imagine yourself working in a commercial kitchen or restaurant? Find out if hospitality or cookery could be a career for you at one of the following student experiences.

Chef or Waiter for a Day

The Chef or Waiter for a Day experience is perfect if you're a year 11-13 student. You'll be working at the Windows student training restaurant. As a waiter for a day/night, you'll help set the restaurant for service, greet customers, and help serve meals. As a chef for a day, you'll get to help prepare lunch for guests.

To book your place in one of these free experiences in the inspiring world of hospitality, please contact your careers advisor.

Career Advisor: To book in a student, please email us with the student's name, emergency contact and a preferred available date listed further below.

Chef for a Night

If you're aged 20 or over, come and spend the evening in our kitchen. As a chef for a night, you could be preparing and cooking dishes from either the larder, hot kitchen or pastry section of the kitchen.

Waiter for a Night

If you're aged 20 or over, come and spend the evening in our training restaurant. 

The class begins at 3pm with setting the restaurant for service, and customers arrive from 6.30pm onwards. We would suggest you wear a black shirt or blouse, black trousers or skirt and black shoes if possible. You will be working alongside students and have the support of a Wintec tutor.

If you can’t make this night, feel free to contact us to take a tour of our campus and our restaurant facilities.

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