WHAKATANE High School food technology students put their skills to the test this week when they welcomed whanau to their restaurant for lunch.
The year 12 students set up the restaurant as part of their course work to gain 10 credits in hospitality.
Food technology teacher Michelle Knott says they ran two restaurants, one on Wednesday and another on Thursday.
“It is an opportunity for the students to invite their whanau and family to come and enjoy a two-course meal prepared by them and it is as real-life as we can get it.”
“They have to prepare a dish that showcases a grilling method of cooking and should have meat and grilled vegetables and a salad. They also have to create a dessert that also has a fresh fruit salad.”
Among the many dishes on the menu were grilled chicken satay with peanut sauce and Asian slaw with mini chocolate cheesecakes for dessert and grilled peppers with mince, onion, feta and tomatoes.
Michelle says the students chose their own dishes, which enouraged them to be more creative.