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Students Say 'I do' when Event Planning
As part of the Business Studies Level 3 programme, students complete an Event Management module, where they are required to plan and carry out an event.
This year, students chose a wedding reception themed event, where they collaborated with the Level 3 Hospitality & Catering students to design an attractive, yet cost effective menu that could be enjoyed at any wedding.
The students utilised their budgeting, marketing and organisational skills, alongside negotiation and customer service skills. The students secured Coulson’s Restaurant at LMC as a venue and staff, including the LMC Catering staff and Hospitality & Catering students for the event. The team set up the decorations, sold and promoted the tickets, and sourced over 25 fantastic raffle prizes. The team also managed to secure a fantastic donation from Razzle Dazzle in Morecambe, who provided the decorations for the event.
Students worked incredibly hard during the planning stages to ensure the event was successful, and this did not waver during the implementation, as they spent all day setting up the venue and worked tirelessly throughout the evening to cater for their customer requirements.
They were overwhelmed with the positive responses of every single guest who had written in their wedding guest book, which the learners will use as part of their evaluation of the event. Event visitor John said “Well done! Food and service better than the last few restaurants I have visited”. Guest, Kathleen, also added “The event was extremely well organised, the venue looked so pretty and professional and everyone involved should be really proud. I am a frequent visitor to Coulson’s restaurant and I am really impressed with how the Business and Catering students have collaborated in the organisation of the event”.
Charlotte Rawes, Director of Apprenticeships & Employer Engagement said “I would just like to say a big thank you for last night. The food, as ever, was amazing and all the students were fabulous. It was great to see Coulson’s so pretty, busy and vibrant. Well done for all your hard work in bringing this together and showcasing the amazing opportunities that studying at Lancaster & Morecambe College can bring.”
The team successfully raised over £500.00 from the event which they will be donating to St John’s Hospice Lancaster, as part of their community involvement strategy and social responsibility awareness initiatives.
Coulson’s is a training restaurant at LMC, and has maintained a reputation as a first class dining restaurant for over a decade. It offers a real work environment for LMC students, with special theme evenings and events running throughout the year. For more information on the menus and events at Coulson's, follow the link to the Lancaster & Morecambe College website.
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