Monday, 2 December 2013

  • Teachers and students meet in the entrance hall of the college.
  • Guided tour of  Hagen's city centre; short bus ride to lunch venue to enjoy traditional regional menu.
  • Return to college.
  • Welcome speech by head teacher, Mr. Arthur Schäfer
  • Students form teams of mixed nationalities
  • First preparations in the kitchen: Chefs discuss the menus and plan the necessary preparations for the next day. Service staff discuss possible table decorations, draw up a list of items that they will need over the next two days and go shopping in the afternoon to buy decorations. 
  • Evening programme: Students meet at local bowling centre. Teachers meet for dinner at a local restaurant.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

  • Teachers and students meet in the kitchen of the college.
  • Chefs prepare mise en place to create three course menus. Service staff design menus for tables, create an aperitif and decide how they will decorate the tables. 
  • One group of students visit a local wine shop where owner makes individual suggestions for wines for the menus. 
  • Lunch for students and teachers at the college.
  • Teaching staff hold project meeting. Students visit Hagen city centre's Christmas market.
  • Free time in the evening.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

  • Chefs prepare three course meals. Service staff decorate the tables for guests and prepare aperitifs. Snacks available to students during the morning.
  • Guests arrive for ELOCASS lunch and are allocated to "European" tables. Official welcome speech by head teacher. Service staff serve aperitifs and the menus. 
  • Chefs, service staff and teachers clean the kitchen and restaurant.
  • Students and teachers are invited by Lars Martin, the manager of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association, to dinner at "Zum Würzburger", a local restaurant, for a farewell dinner.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

  • Students and teachers work in groups to evaluate the workshop and suggest improvements for the second workshop in spring 2014. 
  • Workshop ends, farewells.
  • Possibility to visit Christmas market in Dortmund or Düsseldorf.