Chisholm Institute’s Casuarina Student Restaurant in Rosebud operates on the philosophy of ‘grow, cook, eat’. It showcases all the Mornington Peninsula has to offer by sourcing produce here and having it cooked and served by students who work, study and reside here.
Chisholm trainer and chef William Harmelin says: “The meals are wholesome and reflect seasonal availability. The food is a contemporary blend of classics and modern meals; all our produce is proudly sourced locally through our partnerships with local farmers and producers.”
The chefs are either apprentices from some of the best Peninsula restaurants, cafés and wineries or full-time commercial cookery students on industry placement studying a Certificate III Commercial Cookery. While the chefs run the kitchen, service is provided by students studying a Certificate II or III in Hospitality specialising in front-of-house skills.
“Our restaurant offers a realistic environment to showcase the talent and skills our students have developed during their course and provide them with the confidence and experience to take into the industry and beyond,” William says.
The restaurant has been operating for more than 10 years and can cater for corporate or social group functions with a capacity for up to 45 people. The venue has AV equipment and venue hire is complimentary when you book a function with catering. The chefs can discuss any event requirements, dates, menu options and prices.
Let Chisholm hospitality students wine and dine you with a delicious three-course lunch every Tuesday and Wednesday from noon-2pm. Bookings are essential on 5950 2000 or email [email protected], and community, seniors and industry group bookings are welcome.
Casuarina Student Restaurant is at Chisholm Institute Campus, Building A, cnr Boneo Rd and Henry Wilson Drive, Rosebud.