William Angliss Institute Events

A blog for the events programs at William Angliss Institute

Patisserie High Tea – Thursday November 2nd, 2017

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On the Thursday the 2nd of November, Star Light Events (stage 1 event management students) held the annual Patisserie High Tea on behalf of our clients, Susan Carey and Angela Tsimikitis. It was held in the Angliss Restaurant from 3 to 5pm. We were lucky enough to have all of our functions event management students to assist us on the day, which assisted the day to run smoothly.

The Patisserie High Tea is an annual event to showcase and display their work. All of the buffet items that were available were made by the students and teachers. There were over 25 different sweets from Toffee Apples to Banana and Caramel Eclairs.

The Theme of our Events was ‘It’s a little bit Fruity’ so we styled our event with lots of fresh fruit and greenery. The bright colours and strong aroma drew the guests into the room. Each table had a specific fruit allocated to it, as well as a range of different seasonal fruits at the bottom.

We started the Tea, with canapés and welcome drinks in the foyer, they then headed into the restaurant where they were greeted by the Front of House staff. Once seated the guests sipped on warm Tea and Coffee and gradually got up to select which sweets they desired. Many of the guests went back for seconds and thirds as the sweets were incredible.

Overall it was a very successful Event and we thoroughly enjoyed organising and running it and working along Susan and Angela. We are grateful to William Angliss and all of the Students and Teachers who helped us make our first event such a success.

Functions team – Brittany Venturoni, Tahlia Barca, Ken Wiriya-a-porn, Winnie Lim, Wing Li

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The National Nutritional Week Lunch – 18th of October 2017

On the 18th of October 2017 Captivators events stage 1 Diploma of Event Management students, held the National Nutritional Week Lunch. This was part of our functions subject on behalf of Jan Watson our client. The lunch was held at the Angliss restaurant 555 Latrobe street Melbourne beginning at 12pm. On the day of the function we were extremely lucky to have Judy as our Operational teacher and her hospitality team to assist us on the day as the FOH team to serve food and set up the room.
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National Nutritional Week’s theme this year was try for 5 meaning try and add more vegetables into your daily diet. To show how easy it is to add more vegetables to meal was shown through the entrée and main for the day. By taking a standard Angliss food package, we were able to discuss with the chef to add the more vegetables without changing the overall feel to the food being served. Which was done successfully and at the end of the function many people commenting on the food.
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Our Sponsor for the day was VIC Strawberries who donated strawberries to be placed on the table for the customers to eat between meals. We also had strawberries to create a complimentary mocktail for guest to enjoy before their desserts were served. Vic strawberries also provided a book mark and a recipe to place on the table to provide more information about themselves and what they could create with strawberries.
We would like to say a big thank-you to the farmers and growers of VIC Strawberries for supporting the students with their new season produce.

 

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Royal Australian Regiment Association Dinner

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The Royal Australian Regiment Association held its annual dinner in the William Angliss restaurant for its fourth year running on Wednesday the 15th of November 2017.

In a gathering that brings together those who may not have a strong sense of family and support coming home from wars fought.

Eighty two of the members sat down for a two course dinner surrounded by styling of an Australian native theme of Coin Gum and Jyp, styled by Emma.

Stage One Diploma of Event Management students demonstrated their newly found knowledge of event planning skills for the functions subject. A successful function which involved client meeting, planning, styling and front of house coordination.

Students will continue to build on these event management skills and benefit from this experience.
AJE Events (Functions Students team name)
Emma Moss
Eleanor Lun
Billyandra Inderawan
Elvin Pasa

 

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ICCA Congress Prague – A worthwhile experience!!

Diploma of Event Management student Dania Nava Bahena, and Bachelor of Event Management student Tayla Lamb enjoyed a very worthwhile experience!

After 4 days of Congress it’s time to say thank you for the opportunity to be here.
Networking and professional development best describes the experience.
#WAI #BRIDGETOPRAGUE #NETWORKINGFROMALLOVERTHEWORLD

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Mentone Little Athletics Relay Day 2017

Over the course of semester two, as students studying a Diploma of Event Management at William Angliss, our team – ‘Funtastic Events’ – was given the opportunity to help collectively manage the Mentone Little Athletics Relay Day for our Project Management subject.

The Mentone Little Athletics Day was held on the 12th of November at the Dolomore Reserve in Mentone. It’s an annual event that takes place as a precursor to qualify under U8 – U15 athletes for the regional relay day event. It’s a fun, social day out for families of athletes and aims to encourage young children to lead an active lifestyle through a friendly, competitive sport.

This year, approximately 480 southern metro teams registered, some traveling as far as Mornington to compete. The event overall, was a success attracting 1,800+ attendees. There was ice-cream, coffee, an all-day barbeque, face painting and three raffle draws with many great prizes.

An event of this nature required many staging elements and our main tasks as a team included marketing the event, gaining sponsorship from local businesses for raffle prizes, implementing a risk management plan, sourcing food vendors and liaising with suppliers to secure relay batons/engraving and portable toilets.

‘Funtastic Events’ would like to thank our client and Project Manager teacher for the constant support we received through the planning and operational phases of the event. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to help plan the Mentone Little Athletics Relay Day and have been able to gain valuable industry experience.

 

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Regional Road Trip – Yarra Valley 2017

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On Tuesday 31st October the stage one the Events Management Diploma stage 1 students set out to explore the beautiful sites and activities of the Yarra Valley. The fieldtrip was organised by Evolution Events, stage 2 Events Management students as part of our Project Management subject.  As a group we had to meet with our client and plan the day, source suppliers and activities that fell within our allocated budget.  It was a great learning experience for us and the day turned out to be a great success!

The day began with a visit to the Alowyn Gardens. Here we met Prue who was the owner of the gardens and who had brought them to life. She spoke to us about what sort of events they hold there, the spaces they had available and what it is like to be involved in the Events industry. The students were filled with knowledge and passion. Walking through the gardens we set them a challenge of taking the ‘best photo of the day’ Nicole took this out with a magnificent photo of the fountain displayed in the centre of the gardens.

After the gardens we headed just around the corner were we had a nutty time indulging in Yarra Valleys finest chocolate. The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery is one of the tourist hotspots in the Yarra Valley region and the students definitely got to see why. 

After consuming loads of chocolate, we visited the local RSL in Healesville for lunch where we had a two-course meal. This room was one of two functions rooms used for smaller conferences and meetings. It gave the students an idea of how you could utilise different spaces for different events so easily.

What is the most important thing to do in the Yarra Valley? Of course, it’s to drink wine! And that’s just what we did, we set off for our last destination of the road trip to Rochford Winery where not only is the wine incredible, but the events there are just as popular.  At Rochford we were given a good insight into the wine industry, how they were made and we were all shown, how to properly taste wine by a wine enthusiast.

Another intriguing talk which showed the students events is not only planning the day itself, but that you could concentrate on different aspects and specialise in what you are really interested in, and that the events industry is full of opportunities there for the taking. The students got to view the stage set up for this years Day on the Green event.  

It was a great experience for the students and Evolution team and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

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Barefoot Bowls for WAI Staff

On Tuesday October 31st, the stage 2 Diploma of Events Project Management Students from ‘Memento Events’ created an event to celebrate Halloween in the most traditional way of course, with Barefoot Bowls! William Angliss Institute staff were all invited to un-wind, grab a drink and play some bowls down at the local Flagstaff Bowling Club.

With snags and burgers cooking hot on the BBQ, accompanied by some killer tunes and a sneaky appearance from the sun, the evening was set. Soon after having a feed the attendees got into a friendly/competitive (you decide) game of bowls. The event went well with all that attended having an enjoyable time.

 

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Race Around Melbourne

What?- William Angliss student event –  Safari themed Race around Melbourne

When?- Thursday 2nd November 2017

Where?- Student lounge (555 La Trobe street, Melbourne VIC 3000) and

La Di Da (577 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000)

Why?- The main reasons were for stage 1 Events and Tourism students to visit and learn about attractions in the Melbourne CBD area and surrounds, and for students to enjoy a fun social activity.

How it went- The event went well!  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves on the day and dressed the part! Prizes were given for best dressed team and individual,  and the team with the most points. Winners thoroughly enjoyed receiving their prizes! After completing a challenging Race Around Melbourne, students ended their journey at La Di Da for a yummy lunch and soft drink.

Stage 2 Event students, Elise, Jess and Sidney from A+ Events had the pleasure in planning the event.