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Belmont Ridge Middle School Learns Hospitality

Friday, January 14th, 2011

You first read about it in Leesburg Today, now read about it from an eighth graders’ view -

Eighth grade student, Brett Woods of Belmont Ridge Middle School wrote this about our business partnership with the school, “At the NCC we learned about taste testing foods that you will be serving at events that you plan. You eat very small portions just to know the taste. You do this to make sure the food is proper for your event. The foods they let us taste were some of the most delicious things I had ever tasted. Based on what I ate, I know that the cooks there work hard and are good at what they do. I can’t wait to go back. I am looking forward to going back. I am excited to see what we will be learning next. This is a wonderful experience.”

Learn about the Partnership… Eighth grade students at Belmont Ridge Middle School are getting an up-close look at the inner workings of the hospitality industry, through a partnership with NCC. Since October, the students have been visiting us to get hands-on experience in various aspects of the field, from housekeeping to the front desk and the kitchen to the banquet hall. Now the students are gearing up for their final task: overseeing the catering of a large-scale breakfast in March. From start to finish the students will be involved with every aspect of the event, including food preparation, serving guests and final clean up. This will be the third year students have participated in the program, which is part of the conference center’s overall goal of supporting education in the community.

The next session of Belmont Ridge Middle at NCC will be later this month. Stay tuned for their next blog post.
To watch a recap of the last session, visit our YouTube channel.

Eighth-Graders Learn the Skills of Event Planning

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Each month during the school year, seven classes of eighth grade students from nearby Belmont Ridge Middle School come to The National Conference Center to learn about the “behind the scenes” work associated with event planning, catering, food and beverage and more.  This session the students learned about the diagrams and layouts in event planning. They also had a mini menu tasting with mini fruit tart, mini chocolate cup filled with chocolate mousse, and mini tiramisu.