The 2014 Christmas Buffet Lunch at the Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

Once again, this week was the end of term and time for the culinary arts & hospitality students from the Australian College of Applied Education to host their quartlerly buffet, which doubles as a major assessment item and a promotional & public relations event for the college – of course being Christmas, this was a great opportunity to go all-out and impress the guests.

Although I work at the college I’m not directly involved in any of the cooking or hospitality activities, which is probably a good thing as I’m not talented in either area!

Australian College of Applied Education

As always, there was a tremendous selection of food – and a few curiosities – on offer. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves… (photo: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Anyone for seafood? (photo: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

Blue cheese, rocket & pear salad (photos: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

The selection of pates and terrines at an ACAE buffet is always interesting and beautifully executed (photo: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

Plenty of salads to choose from (photos: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Potato, bacon and chive salad (photo: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Bocconcini and heirloom tomato salad (photo: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

Vegetarian moussaka (photos: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Zucchini and haloumi skewers with lemon dressing (photo: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Chicken cordon bleu roulade with Polonaise topping (photo: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Twice cooked crispy pork belly with sugar dipped crab apple. Try stopping at one… (photo: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Some very tired but proud students (photo: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

The buffet in full swing.

Australian College of Applied Education

Time for dessert – Chef Prady is on the case…

Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied Education

White chocolate and raspberry tarts (photos: ACAE)
Australian College of Applied Education

Australian College of Applied EducationBanoffee sundae! (photos: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

Perfect panna cotta (photo: ACAE)

Australian College of Applied Education

This gingerbread house even had Christmas lights!

Australian College of Applied Education

ACAE was Australia’s first private Hotel school, and has been in operation for over 25 years. It caters for international and local students, and many of its courses are VET FEE-HELP approved, so if you’d like to learn commercial cookery, channel your creative flair (or sweet tooth) into a career as a pastry chef or gain advanced hospitality skills, then you should check out ACAE’s website and Facebook page, and come along to the next open day.

ACAE is located at 641 Wellington Street (across from Perth Arena and opposite Kings Square) and the college’s cafe is open to the public from 7am to 3pm Monday to Friday. It’s a great place to get a reasonably priced coffee, breakfast or lunch (and really cheap cakes!)
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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

  • Looks amazing, I wish they’d sell seats/tickets to the public! I’ll have to swing by the cage on my way to work and give it a try.

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