Street food buffet at the Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

We all know that Perth is a big “foodie” town, but have you ever wondered where the chef who created your favourite breakfast dish learnt their craft?

Perth’s premiere cookery & hospitality school, the Australian College of Applied Education (or ACAE), takes hundreds of students on a culinary journey every year, teaching them everything from basic knife skills to advanced patisserie techniques and beyond.

Australian College of Applied Education

Cooking in a training kitchen is one thing, but as we’ve all learnt from reality TV the pressure when it comes to serving actual customers is very different. ACAE regularly holds buffet events to give the students some “real world” experience, and has recently started opening some of these to the public.

street food

Street food

Street food

ACAE has already held two breakfast buffets this year, and recently held its first Friday-night street food buffet event, which featured dishes from Mexico, Spain, France, Japan, America, Vietnam and England – all prepared by the students.

Street food

Tickets were only $12 for all you could eat – if you spent Friday night on the couch eating bad pizza and Vegemite chocolate then this is the kind of thing you missed out on!

Street foodWho can resist fried chicken?

street food

Street food

The buffets are a great opportunity for students to showcase their work, while also serving as important assessments – not to mention a place where Perth foodies can sample fantastic food at a very low price!

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Paella, made in a serious looking pan.

street food

Street food

This unique version of fish & chips was very popular – salmon with tiny potato chips on pea puree, smoked and served in a jar!

Street food

Street food

This was no ordinary English pork pie.

Street food

Although there was no alcohol at the buffet, hospitality students kept the guests refreshed with specially crafted “mocktails” made to order.

Street food

Street food

The dessert selection is always spectacular at an ACAE buffet.

Street food

Street food

ACAE holds events open to the public in its Wellington Street cafe throughout the year, so keep an eye on my blog and the ACAE website &  Facebook page for all the details.

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Who knows, you might be one of the first to taste a creation from Perth’s next superstar chef!

This article was first published in its original form by TweetPerth at: http://tweetperth.com.au/friday-night-street-food-australian-college-applied-education-1838

About the author

Martin

Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

1 Comment

  • I’m attending the buffet on Friday night, and I’m glad I saw your post about it…lots of yummy food to look forward to. Do you usually sit down at a table like other buffets or is it more walking around and eating?

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