As part of “World of Work” Mosaic took a group of students from four of its Secondary Schools to the sophisticated and elegant Cinnamon Club on the 8th and 9th January 2013.
Students from Crest Girls Academy, Central Foundation Girls School, Westminster City School and Stanmore College were welcomed by a team of efficient and professional employees, ranging from the Head Chef to the PR and Marketing Manager. There was much excitement and hushed and excited whispers of “he is on TV!” when the students were introduced to Cinnamon Club founder and top UK Chef Vivek Singh.
As part of a grand tour, the students were shown the vast and busy kitchen where the spices used to prepare exotic dishes are imported from India. They were also briefed on the various functions of each department and shown the materials and resources used to plan restaurant activities and finally how to make reservations for guests. At the end of the tour the students had the opportunity to ask Vivek Singh and his team questions and spend some time talking to the Head Chef and the PR team.
The excited students left the Cinnamon Club with thoughts of how to get into catering, the importance of team work, and most importantly, how they would get their parents to take them to eat at the Cinnamon Club. What a great start to the New Year!
Some of these students had never set foot into a restaurant. Trips like this are designed to help the young people we mentor to raise their aspirations, look outside their normal horizons, and explore exciting new possibilities about the world of work and their individual future careers.
Take a look at these wonderful photos from the day:
If you would like to help Mosaic organise more inspirational trips like this for young people from disadvantaged communities, we would love to hear from you.
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