BCG supports Birchip P-12 hospitality students
Last week Birchip P-12 School hospitality students, Hannah and Ruby, and their teacher Kristy Knights were surprised with a gift from BCG CEO Fiona Best of two new food processors valued at $500.
The gift to the school, Ms Best said, was a thank you to the students for helping Stefano De Pieri prepare his paddock-to-plate inspired menu at BCG’s 30-year celebration dinner late last year.
“BCG is always looking for ways to support and work with our communities. When the opportunity arose for a local group to work with renowned chef Stefano De Pieri at our anniversary dinner last year we knew there would be a good fit with the aspiring hospitality students at Birchip P-12.
“The food service skills and professionalism shown by students at the event, particularly in a fast-paced environment, is a credit to them and the school.”
Ms Best said the organisation would continue looking for and offering opportunities to students across the school.
In thanking BCG, teacher Kristy Knights said the appliances were an excellent addition to the school’s kitchen: “We want to give students as close an experience to a real restaurant kitchen as possible. Having these machines brings us ever closer to this goal.
“Being offered the opportunity to assist in events such as BCG’s 30-year celebration is imperative in students developing well-rounded industry skills and experience as well as building confidence in the area of food service and preparation. We thank BCG for the opportunity.”
The gift was chosen in consultation with the school.