Sydney Hospitality Program

Saturday, 17 August 2019: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Sydney Campus
: 1-5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks, NSW 2000

9am-9.30am Registration and Breakfast Level 4
9.30am-10.40am Welcome and Introduction to Australia’s Leading International Private University.

Meet our Alumni - Secrets Revealed Q&A session.
Our Alumni Panel share their interesting stories after graduation.
You will receive never before shared insights into the real life of a Hospitality student. They will answer questions revealing the most important lessons they learned in studying hospitality, steps they took in deciding to study hospitality, how to land a job interview, plus proven tactics they used to stand out from the crowd and much, much more.
Career Inspiration: Where in the world can studying hospitality take you?
Matt Dunne - Group Sommelier Solotel Group

Discover new insights into where a career in Hospitality can take you. Matt talks about his amazing 20-year journey in hospitality across the globe, life after being a student plus his not so common success secrets, which eventually got him his dream job as Group Sommelier for the Solotel Group.

He is now in charge of the commercial, creative and training aspects of the group wine program, which consists of 30 venues and 2000 staff.

This includes the award winning 1200 bottle wine list at ARIA Sydney and ARIA Brisbane’s 700 bottle wine list, as well as the new multi-level business at Barangaroo House.
Instagram @mattdunnewine
10.40am -11.00am Meet our Alumni – The new world of Hospitality

Our Alumni Panel share their stories after graduation.

The most important lessons they learned, all about the job interview process, proven tactics they used to stand out from the crowd.
11.00am – 11.10am Group 1 - Everything you need to know about our Culinary courses and our unique teaching approach - Jason Hannah - Executive Chef at William Blue Dining.

Group 2 - Everything you need to know about our Hospitality and Tourism courses plus information on our extensive 800 hours of industry placement - Kirsten Browne - Program Director.
11.10am-11.20am Campus Guided Tour

Explore our innovative workspaces located in the hospitality hub of The Rocks. Our friendly student ambassadors will give you fresh insights on life as a student at Australia’s leading private university. See why students are raving about our heritage-listed campus. This is your time to ask questions and see our unique heritage listed campus.
11.20am-11.50am Entrée making workshop

Plate up your culinary vision with our fun and immersive entrée making workshop. This is a fun and interactive class where you will learn how to plate up like a true master chef
12.00 pm – 12.30 pm Plate Tasting at William Blue Dining – Lunch with a twist

Get ready for 5-star treatment as you are served exceptional dishes from our award winning training restaurant, William Blue Dining.
12:30pm -12:45pm Career Insights 101

Learn about 7 emerging careers in hospitality that will get you excited! If you think, you knew all the careers on offer out there in the world of hospitality, think again.
12.50 pm – 1.10 pm * The End at William Blue Dining
*Please note that groups are allocated on the day.
Start times and schedules above will vary depending on the group you are assigned to. The latest finish time is approximately 1.40pm
Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from industry experts.