The SuniTASTE Restaurant is a Mildura Campus training facility open to the public offering fine food at reduced prices. Your meal is served and prepared by students working under the supervision of SuniTAFE teachers.
Students gain experience through practical skills which is part of their assessment. For the Commercial Cookery students the restaurant day forms an important aspect of their assessment. Each Commercial Cookery student is allocated a restaurant date and is required to submit a menu concept that is developed in consultation with their teacher through to the version you see on your table. Along the way the student is required to calculate detailed pricing information and to requisition adequate supplies to cater for the day.
The student also becomes Head Chef for the day and is charged to instruct their fellow students to prepare for service and oversees the preparation and service of the meals. The Head Chef also liaises with the Front of House team to explain the menu and provides crucial information to ensure excellent service.
Front of House supervision students focus on customer service, bar service, coffee service and working in conjunction with kitchen staff, as well as having the opportunity to experience events including The Longest Lunch, Tourism Week and Chefs of the Future. The Kitchen Operations students gain experience through developing menus, providing food orders and working with locally renowned chefs throughout our great local chefs program.
SuniTASTE Training Restaurant is open most Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school term for lunch, 12pm to 2pm and dinner services from 6pm.