200 students play host to 1,200 guests
End-of-semester projects often mean lots of work, close cooperation between students and teachers and, most importantly, personal and professional self-realization. For 200 students of LaSalle College Montréal’s International School of Hotel Management and Tourism, the project involved joining forces to prepare and offer a memorable evening for some 1,200 guests attending the Fondation de la mode de Montréal’s annual event.
A hive of activity
For several weeks, students in the Hotel Management Techniques program worked to organize and plan the event’s food and beverage operations in order to ensure flawless service throughout the evening. During the 72 hours leading up to the event, students in the Professional Cooking DEP rolled up their sleeves and handled all the food preparation in the college kitchens. The big day saw a flurry of activity involving trucks, forklifts and pallets – all needed to transport the 1,200 meals to the Olympic Park.
This emotion-filled adventure allowed students to participate in a real work experience and to emerge from it with a sense of accomplishment. This event would not have been possible without the involvement of all the teachers of the International International School of Hotel Management and Tourism who supervised and supported their cohorts brilliantly.