William Angliss Institute’s Bun Day delivers on tasty treats
By Raf Gerster
More than 2500 hot cross buns have been delivered to a CBD-based charity over Easter thanks to the efforts of bakery and patisserie students at the William Angliss Institute.
William Angliss Institute, Australia’s largest specialist training provider for foods, tourism, hospitality, and events training, is known during the Easter holiday period for its guarded hot cross bun recipe.
The large order of buns complemented afternoon tea for youth and staff at youth homelessness charity Frontyard.
Selected local cafes also received buns in a move to support CBD businesses and celebrate the industry.
Parliamentary Secretary for Training and Skills Nina Taylor joined 60 Certificate II in Baking students at the Institute’s CBD campus for the annual Bun Day celebrations.
Ms Taylor praised the annual Bun Day for benefiting students and supporting the local community.
“It is fantastic to see the fruits of Bun Day continue to provide wonderful training opportunities for students while supporting worthwhile local causes,” she said.
Certificate III in Baking student Anna Herzberg said: “It was super interesting to learn new recipes and today we got a chance to do it on a much larger scale. We learnt to work in teams, getting things organised and being on top of every single task without hesitating and just going for it.”
William Angliss Institute director of education Chris Harris said the institute was “proud to be able to support our community” through their “specialisation in hospitality and foods”.
“Bun Day is a long-standing tradition of ours and the team of staff and students involved get great satisfaction in knowing their efforts are contributing to a great cause aligned with our values and supporting the needs of young people,” he said.
The state government has invested more than $4 million in upgrades to the institute’s training kitchens and restaurant.
This includes the development of new Gelateria and Chocolateria training facilities as well as upgrades to teaching spaces.
Captions: Certificate III in Baking students and teachers with the first batch of 2500 hot cross buns, William Angliss Institute students Pakamat Nualta and Tom Mazur delivering hot cross buns to Rory Kelaart, Youth Worker at Frontyard Youth Services and William Angliss Institute student Pakamat Nualta glazing hot cross buns.