LS HE Visit Aberdeen Altens Hotel
Employer
Aberdeen Altens Hotel
School(s)
Lochside Academy
Industry
Hospitality & Tourism
LS HE Visit Aberdeen Altens Hotel

Overview

A class of Home Economics pupils from Lochside Academy gained an appreciation of a commercial working kitchen, courtesy of an educational tour of the Aberdeen Altens Hotel. The visit incorporated presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities, with a focus on specialist ovens.

Results and effectiveness

An exclusive tour of the kitchen provided pupils with an understanding of the scale and magnitude of a commercial kitchen. Following a health and safety brief, pupils watched a pizza-making demonstration; they were then allowed to create their own pizzas, take them to the oven and learn about the temperature and time required to bake them on the pizza stone. A staff member guided the pupils through the baking process. They were then shown how to cut their pizza safely and box it up for presentation.

Additional benefits

During their visit pupils met with various staff members; this included a welcome from the Director of Sales and a presentation from the Sous-Chef, who gave a short presentation on his career pathway.

Teacher
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Lochside Academy

“The visit to the Aberdeen Altens Hotel went down a treat with everyone, what a great opportunity for our pupils to get to experience a commercial kitchen in situ and to have such a lovely warm welcome from the staff at the hotel. Opportunities like these are so important in showcasing careers in hospitality to our pupils. Thank you so much to the Aberdeen Altens Hotel.”

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