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Hospitality students create a buzz with bee-themed fundraiser

4th April 2017

A group of Level 3 Hospitality Diploma students ended the spring term on a high when they hosted a bee-themed afternoon tea in the Debut Restaurant.  The event raised over £400 for The Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Comic Relief.

Bees Teas had a bee theme throughout, with lots of flowers and bee decorations, as well as information posters presented around the restaurant for guests to learn more about bees.  Guests were entertained by a large bee mascot, as well as a collaboration with the Performing Arts department.  Thanks to students Josh and Amy for the great performances!

The event was organised as part of the Hospitality students’ course, for a unit that covers event management. Students came up with the initial concept, researched ideas for promotion, décor, entertainment and developed the products in the kitchens.

Level 3 Hospitality Diploma student Hannah Rowland said afterwards:

“I felt that the Bees Teas event was a success as we managed to help, prepare and serve over 45 satisfied customers. I particularly enjoyed preparing the baked goods, some in advance. This event helped to raise money for the BumbleeBee Conservation Trust and Comic Relief.”

Hospitality Lecturer Glen Allenby added:

“I was extremely proud of the students’ professionalism throughout the event, they produced excellent products and high standards of customer service, which was reflected in the great feedback they received on their evaluation cards.”