How does a three course lunch at a harbourside table for $25 sound? That’s what’s on offer at
Sydney’s newly opened QT On The Harbour restaurant. The restaurant acts as a training facility for students from Quality Training and Hospitality College (QTHC).
“What we do is design a lunch menu around what they’re learning at the time… and then we open two days a week, so the student can get an opportunity to see how a real restaurant runs and then also do actual service – it’s very hands on training,” explains Cornelia Vahldieck, from QTHC. Feedback is on all aspects of the food and service is encouraged.
“Guests that come here know it’s a training restaurant, they know the kids are gonna be shaking when they pour their wine.” But Vahldieck assures customers that it’s a controlled environment and that it will be a premium dining experience:
“The standard of the food is fantastic – it’s very very high quality standard.”
The restaurant is a great opportunity for local businesses to have excellent food at a very reasonable price in a beautiful location. QT On The Harbour is also available for functions. It is licensed and BYO (wine only, $5 per bottle).
Each semester a different menu is offered based on the student’s curriculum.
Quality Training and Hospitality College (QTHC) has been operating for 25 years, providing tertiary level education in commercial cookery, front of house, and management. The registered training organisation provides world class tuition for domestic and international students.
Students from the college have gone on to work for elite restaurants such as China Doll, Long Grain, Sugar Cane, Long Chim Sydney. QTHC has also given confidence and opportunity to many long term unemployed students.