Wednesday, 3 February 2010

5th National Skills Competition

Cik'gu Rokiah

Cik'gu Farhana

"Darne Salmon"

"Cream of Mushroom"

"Ice Cream"

Dishes prepared by students from the cooking competition.

Tour of kitchen.

The 5th National Skills Competition is currently being held at Maktab Teknik Sultan Saiful Rijal (MTSSR) from 2nd to 4th February 2010 and I was invited for lunch this afternoon to sample the "restaurant service" of the students. The students were judged based on how they greet the "customers" (that's us) upon arrival, taking orders, serving the customers and finally, the presentation of the bills. We were divided into four tables of four (2 guests and 2 teachers) at each table and there were several "judges" or "examiners" taking notes on the performances of each student assigned to attend to his/her individual table. I chose "Cream of Mushroom" for starter, the "Darne Salmon" for main course and "Ice Cream" for dessert and I must admit that the food was delicious and comparable to some "fine dining" restaurants in Brunei! After lunch, we were invited to tour the kitchen, an impressive facility which is well equipped and spotless! I'm happy to note that quite a number of locals are actually taking up courses in the "Hospitality" industry, particularly in the "Food & Beverage" department which is very encouraging. Keep it up!

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