Project spices up life at school
Students of Haking Wong Technical Institute recently demonstrated how to run a fast-food shop successfully at the school.
A total of 34 year-two students of the Hotel, Catering and Institutional Operations Course, worked together as part of their group assignment.
A special room in the school was colourfully decorated as the students gathered for the grand opening of the Cowboy Fast-food Restaurant.
The restaurant was modelled on popular fast-food shop chains in the territory.
A lunch comprising hamburgers, French fries, salad, soup, fish fingers and desserts was served to the enthusiastic customers. They included lecturers, Hotel Keeping and Tourism students and members of the institute's Dining Society.
The polite and friendly waiters gave the customers a hearty welcome as they lined up for their food in a cosy atmosphere.
'The turnout is very encouraging. We have served about 100 guests and we've sold more than 70 per cent of the food we prepared,' said head waiter Patrick Chan.
Course instructor Greenie Lam said the students did a good job.
'They have applied the principles and theories of the course to their project, and the food is very good.' Confident of their success in the project, the students agreed that it was a rewarding experience despite the difficulties in planning and management.
'Besides preparing a variety of fast food items, we also had to come up with an attractive menu for our guests', said head chef Ulysses.
Although the venture was not a profit-making one, the students felt that fast-food business was lucrative, and would always be popular in a fast-paced city like Hong Kong.