BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts students sharpen their skills and receive an award for their superb service during work placement at an iconic London hotel
Students of the BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts programme, Hope Cuddihy and Marcia Lechoco who spent the past five months on placement at The Beaumont Hotel, 5*, Mayfair, London, have recently been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the hotel. The students, who were on work placement as part of their WIT programme, were awarded Employee Excellence Awards for their work at the iconic London hotel, flagship of the Corbin & King group.
Sharpening their skills
During their time in London, the students acquired a broad range of skills working in a busy five star kitchen. Amongst other skills, "Hope learned the art of dough making for viennoiserie and brioche from a French master tourier. Marcia had the opportunity to visit the Severn and Wye Smokery in Gloucester where the company sources much of its smoked salmon," commented programme leader Lorain Walsh.
The journey abroad continues
Having completed their industrial placement, the students are currently spending this semester studying abroad as part of the programme at some of WIT’s leading partner universities. Hope has chosen to study Culinary Arts at the Humber Institute in Toronto, Canada while Marcia is specialising in the area of Food Innovation at the University of Ulster in Coleraine.
International placement for students
The programme’s international placement coordinator, Don O’Neill added that "the BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts programme at WIT offers students the unique opportunity to hone their practical and academic skills while studying and working abroad in the third year of the programme."
Further information on the BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts year abroad can be found on the students’ blog bacainternational.blogspot.ie