Moffat Connection 2015 - Spring Edition

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A HUNGER FOR LEARNING The modern commercial kitchen is a fast-paced, ‘in the deep end’ environment. Learning how to use appropriate equipment before arriving here is vitally important for hospitality students. It’s for this reason that Genesis Christian College recently upgraded their teaching kitchen facilities. The independent co-educational Queensland school’s aim is clear – to “light the fire” in students so they develop a hunger and passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. With the new development this lifetime of learning can begin in the best possible way. The old teaching kitchen was gutted and an extension added to double the teaching space and dining areas. Importantly, it was fitted with all new equipment to Queensland’s commercial kitchen specifications. The refurbishment began at the start of October 2014 and the new kitchen opened for full operation in May 2015. The new kitchen now provides the opportunity to run large cooking demonstrations and classes using the demonstration bench, over-bench cameras and a roving microphone and speaker system. A video set-up at the front of the room allows the teachers to have presets over


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