Students learning about food and hospitality at Canobolas Rural Technology High School have had a taste of what catering involves by organising a Rotary club dinner.
The students prepared and served the two-course dinner to about 30 members of the Rotary Club of Orange at the school on Monday night.
The club's youth director Gary Bone said it was beneficial to both parties.
"It's a really good exercise for them in terms of their training," he said.
"The kids make mocktails for us and we enjoy a two-course meal.
"We try to do this every year. We've got fairly close connections with Canobolas and we try to keep those connections going."
He said the club normally met at the Orange Ex-Services' Club.
Year 12 students Alani Nepe, Laura Hills and Shauna-Lee Finneran said the main course they prepared was chicken or beef with roast vegetables and gravy.
The dessert course offerings were sticky date pudding and a deconstructed lemon meringue dish.
They said they were involved in two other external cooking events including preparing dinner for the Orange Antique Fair and a Meals on Wheels event.
Alani said she hoped the training would lead to a career in hospitality. "I'd like to be a chef," she said.
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