Teens Takeover at Hay's Dock Café Restaurant

Sandwick Junior High School, secondary 3 home economic pupils took over Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant on Tuesday 18th  and Wednesday 19th November in collaboration with Shetland Amenity Trust, Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant.

Mrs Margaret Ramsay from the Home Economics department had the initiative to give the pupils real world experience in a working kitchen and approached Shetland Amenity Trust to see if they could help. The class were split over the two evenings with half the students working in the kitchen and the other pupils serving front of house.

The three course menu included fresh Shetland produce which Head Chef Bob Stephen developed for the two day event, visiting Sandwick High School prior to the event with Anne Goudie Facilities Manager to highlight the kitchen environment and discuss menu ideas with Mrs Ramsay and her pupils. Customer Services Manager Ailsa Sinclair, ensured the event ran smoothly tutoring the pupils in the skills required to serve and take orders. Head Chef and Second Chef explained how kitchen orders are processed and how to present and cook the menu.

Head teacher Stuart Clubb in a speech at the end of the event said: he was delighted to bring pupils, parent’s families and staff together for the event, ‘the opportunity allowed pupils the experience of a work environment including how difficult, challenging and fun it can be’.

Anne Goudie Facilities Manager said:  ‘Education and life long learning is at the heart of everything we do at Shetland Museum and Archives.  Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant is an integral part of the service we deliver and we were delighted to be able to host the event in the restaurant.

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