Players from the Melbourne Storm rugby team will be in Victoria University's new state-of-the-art kitchens this week to learn basic cooking.
Many of the 14 players participating in the classes are from interstate or New Zealand, and living away from home from the first time. They will receive basic training in food preparation, nutrition, cooking, and clean-up, said Vicki Sherry, VU's business development manager in its Faculty of Technical and Trades Innovation.
"This program is part of the club's philosophy to prepare their players with life skills beyond sport," she said.
VU's School of Hospitality Head James Ballingall said an added benefit is the team-building that occurs from working together in a commercial kitchen.
"Preparing food as a group requires teamwork, cooperation and attention to detail, while it builds skills in planning, communication, and leadership," he said. "It requires full focus and offers opportunities for learning and innovation."
The media are invited to attend.
What: Melbourne Storm players learn to cook
When: Wednesday 15 December
Where: VenU Restaurant Training Kitchens, Footscray Nicholson Campus, Victoria University, Bldg D - Hoadley Building - (VenU Restaurant is located closest to Albert St side of Campus) Melway 2S- E10
Ann Marie Angebrandt, Communications Officer
Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University
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