Students working towards a career in Hospitality and Catering got the chance to put their skills to the test during a visit to University College Birmingham.
A group of Year 12 students toured the facilities at UCB before trying their hands at making mocktails.
They also spent time with a professional baker decorating cupcakes and worked in pairs to dish up a stir-fry with the help of a chef.
Miss E Williams, Food Technology teacher, said: “The visit gave our students a great insight into what it would be like to go to college or university after their time at school to pursue their career dreams in the Hospitality and Catering industry.”
Year 10 students were also given the chance to learn more about a career in Catering after a visit from the General Manager and Chef de Partie at the Mount Hotel in Tettenhall.
Mr N Wyatt and Mr M Burrows held a question and answer session with students, giving them an invaluable insight into the industry, including what it is really like to produce 2,000 dishes in a single evening for special occasions.
Miss B Chima, Food Technology teacher, said: “Mr Wyatt answered all the questions the students had prepared and Mr Burrows shared all his culinary knowledge with them.
“They were so impressed with the students’ maturity and behaviour that they have invited them to have a look around the hotel and sample afternoon tea.”