School pupils given four-star treatment
13 February 2012:
Over 50 pupils from Gordano School visited the region’s premier hotel to see for themselves what it takes to make a four-star venue run smoothly.
The 14-year old students were given the inside track at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House in Congresbury and got involved in a number of activities including setting up a room for gala dinner and getting ready for a conference.
They were also given a number of chef demonstrations on food prep and taught about healthy eating and safety in the kitchen.
The award-winning venue regularly hosts school days which have proved popular with students not only keen to learn more but with some enquiring about possible work!
Sarah Warren, who organised the day said: “We’re always pleased to show local school pupils what’s involved with a business like ours. There’s always so much more than meets the eye and the pupils really get an idea on how much work is involved.
“We’ve found over the years that days like these prove inspirational to those who come along. We’re conscious that the students of today are tomorrow’s chefs, restaurant managers, wedding planners or conference organisers so it’s important they get a good understanding of how it all works.”
Employing over 200 people, mainly from the local area, Cadbury House has provided a major boost for the regional economy.
Sarah added: “At the end of the day quite a few of the pupils were asking about working here and some of those who visited from Gordano School could well end up being employed here.
For further information please visit http://www.cadburyhotelbristol.co.uk/
Issued on behalf of Doubletree by Hilton, Cadbury House by Empica Ltd.