Lexis Noosa MasterChef Competition

Today 20 of our Lexis Noosa students went head to head in a burger building competition.

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Our teacher Maria showed them a Gordan Ramsay video on YouTube on how to construct and build the perfect burger.

I think everyone had a wonderful time cooking and making their burger from scratch. I’ve never heard this group so quite  before so I’m guessing they were delicious!

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Fresh Fruit from Queensland

The cooking class are all levels of general English and this week we visited local shops and looked at local produce.  We are so lucky to live in an area where lots of fruit and vegetables are grown locally.  The class researched seven recipes and then presented them with a description.  We all voted for our preferred options and we chose to make a Caramelised PIneapple Curry and a Strawberry Shortcake.  The strawberries were grown on a farm nearby and the pineapple was grown on a farm in Kadanga in the hinterland.

The students enjoyed giving instructions and checking information using the new vocabulary they were taught.  Best of all we loved tasting the creations at the end!

Job Search – Tuesday 9.7.19

Here are a few jobs that I have found online for you. Happy Job Hunting! 🙂

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1. Kitchenhand/Cook – Casual

Job Description:  NoosaCare

We place our residents and their families at the forefront of all we do. We believe Aged Care doesn’t mean “Institution care”. Our staff are our most valuable asset and fundamental to our success in becoming the business we are and a “happy place” to work and live.

NoosaCare prides itself on Care, Quality and Service to our resident community.

NoosaCare Philosophy is to care for the residents in our community with encouragement, kindness and compassion and to uphold their dignity, privacy and comfort whilst conducting the administration and provision of services in the highest professional manner

About the Opportunity:

NoosaCare is seeking a Casual  Kitchenhand/Cook for immediate start to join our enthusiastic team working across a range of shifts including mornings and afternoons. Flexibility to take on other shifts as well as weekend shifts.

To be successful in this role, you must have a high level of customer service, time management and coordination skills. You will be responsible for;

  • preparing and serving high quality, healthy and nutritious fresh food to our elderly residents
  • maintaining an extremely high standard of kitchen hygiene, and adhering to all Food Safety, Workplace Safety and legislative requirements
  • ensuring that residents allergies/intolerances, special diets and requirements are met
  • Inspiring and motivating the Catering team and ensuring that they are held accountable for providing high quality services and products to their customers – our Elders.

As a Kitchenhand/Cook, you will:

  • previous experience as a Kitchenhand and/or Cook.
  • Demonstrate previous experience in preparing and cooking meals in line with daily menu expectations.
  • Required to prepare resident meals observing special diets and dietary requirements, including allergies/intolerances and texture modified soft & purees;
  • Possess the ability to multi-task and effectively manage their time working in a busy kitchen environment.
  • The ability to effectively and efficiently co-ordinate and work as part of the team
  • Have a caring, respectful and professional attitude towards our residents and fellow staff
  • Have a working understanding of, and the ability to maintain food safety standards and HACCP
  • Have flexibility to work various shifts including weekends, and public holidays.
  • Require minimal supervision and be able to use your initiative
  • Be well presented and share a commitment to NoosaCare Inc’s philosophy of providing fresh, nutritional and well-presented meals to residents, families and staff.
  • Eligible and willing to consent to and maintain a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and must be permitted to work in Australia without restrictions.
  • Previous experience in Aged care or Hospital environments desirable but not essential.

Apply Online : https://www.seek.com.au/job/39422932?searchrequesttoken=48852f8d-fbaa-4e86-afea-cbf03b54589c&type=standard

 

 

2.  Team Member- North Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Future Leaders!

Job Description: Grill’d has a simple mission; make burgers good!

We love using fresh, local produce and are proud of our amazing burgers and overall offering. Grill’d is so much more than just nutritious burgers and delicious sides; it’s an experience – made up of burgers, great ambiance and of course, brilliant customer service. That’s where our people step in.

What are we looking for?

While our burgers, service and environment are great (OK, we are a little biased), they’re only as good as the people who work for us.

We are looking for hospitality professionals with previous experience supervising, coaching and leading a team in a fast paced environment. To fit in, a sense of humor is a plus, along with a scrupulous work ethic and a desire to learn and develop your own skills. Ideally you will have 1 – 2 years leadership experience with hospitality or retail. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about exceptional customer service and delivering the Grill’d experience EVERY TIME!

What’s in it for you?

·The opportunity to put your previous leadership experience into practice in a fast paced and fun environment.

·Industry leading training program

·Flexible working hours.

·Personalised leadership/career development.

·Becoming a part of a passionate team.

We want you to enjoy coming to work… like really LOVE IT! Apply today to join the Grill’d family!

Apply Online : https://www.seek.com.au/job/39403947?searchrequesttoken=547f33ed-3e86-4b5f-bfa1-290ac771122b&type=standout

 

3. Food and Beverage Attendant

Job Description:

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is a 5 star property well known for service excellence. It also boasts an enviable Sunshine Coast location, alongside Noosa National Park with sweeping views of Laguna Bay.  Its restaurant and bar is popular with locals, and from there, it’s only a walk down the hill to the beach and the buzz of Hastings Street.

We are seeking passionate and vibrant hospitality professionals to join our energetic Food & Beverage Team.

You will be full of #coffeebeans as you greet guests from across the world, whilst also remembering a regular face or two. Your vibrant, accommodating personality combined with your creativity and flair will engage guests and ensure they enjoy an experience that will exceed their expectations.

Holding a current RSA is essential and we would also expect you have experience working in F&B/restaurant or a customer service role in a busy and fast paced venue.   You must be a team player and pride yourself on your ability to deliver outstanding customer service along with your strong attention to detail and willingness to learn.

Our F&B service roles are a lot of fun, so if you’re an edgy hospitality professional with pride in your appearance and the flexibility to work a variety of shifts over weekends, evenings and public holidays and you can whip up a great cappuccino or cocktail.

Apply Online: https://www.seek.com.au/job/39399955?searchrequesttoken=547f33ed-3e86-4b5f-bfa1-290ac771122b&type=standard

 

 

4. Housekeeping

Job Description: Noosa Springs Resort is currently seeking a Casual Cleaner to join the team.

Work in a friendly environment with beautiful surroundings.

Requirements include;

  • Previous resort apartment cleaning experience
  • Available for an immediate start
  • Reliable and energetic
  • Flexibility to work on a 7 day rotating roster
  • Lives in local area
  • Must have Drivers License
  • Must be Australian resident

*Please email resume to vickiw@noosasprings.com.au

*No phone calls please

 

5. Chef/Cook – casual

Job Description: Cornerstone Pub in Noosa Junction is looking for a part time Or casual chef/cook to assist in our busy kitchen!

Apply Online: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosa-heads/chef-cook/chef-cook-casual/1222883569

 

6. Junior Kitchen Hand

Job Description:  Zachary’s on Hastings is currently looking for someone between 16 and 20 years old who wants a casual work (between 10 and 20 hours per week, depending on business) where he/she will learn basic kitchen practices while working with a positive team.

The tasks include dish washing, food prep and cleanliness.

Good opportunity for those who want to gain work experience without having to deal with arrogant chefs.

Apply in Person

 

7. Kitchen hand & waiting staff

Job Description: New open Japanese sushi restaurant in Noosa civic shopping centre Looking for kitchen hand and waiting staff Please PM Or email resume

Apply Online: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosaville/kitchen-sandwich-hand/kitchen-hand-waiting-staff/1222862681

 

8. Casual Kitchen Hand

Job Description: Light Years Noosa needs a casual kitchen Hand.

We are looking for someone who is:

Cool

Keen

and available Friday and Saturday nights.

Experience in a high volume commercial Kitchen would be a great advantage but we also encourage any Juniors looking for a start in the Hospitality Industry to apply.

Apply Online: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/noosa-heads/kitchen-sandwich-hand/casual-kitchen-hand/1222843800

 

9. Employment

Job Description: Experienced housekeeper wanted for boutique motel in Noosa Heads. Join our happy team

providing housekeeping services at our busy motel.

As a housekeeper you will be responsible for:

Cleaning the rooms to the highest standard as expected by our discerning guests

Providing daily linen changes to longer stay guests

Presenting a professional image at all times

Being apart of the front of house experience for our guests

We are a small and vibrant team that believe in providing a friendly work environment,while always maintaining a professional image.

While previous housekeeping experience is preferred full training will be provided to the

successful candidate.

A uniform will also be supplied.

To apply please email your resume to admin@noosaheadsmotel.com.au

 

 

Cooking Afternoon – Round 2

This afternoon some of the Lexis Noosa students were lucky enough to enjoy a cooking class with our awesome teacher Serena.

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Serena taught a cooking class about 3 weeks ago and it was so popular that we just had to run the activity again!

Serena decided to show the students how to make a Mushroom Risotto. It’s quite an easy recipe for the student to follow along and have some fun too!

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It looks amazing!! Hope you all had a fun afternoon learning how to make Mushroom Risotto.

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Australia Biggest Morning Tea

This year Lexis Noosa is hosting a Biggest Morning Tea for the Cancer Council.

Biggest Morning Tea

All of our beautiful teachers have baked all nightlong so our students have treats to purchase over the morning tea break.

All the money raised will be donated to the Cancer Council for research on Cancer and to support those impacted by cancer.

Thank you so much to all the Lexis Noosa students, Teachers and admin staff who helped make this day possible!

Cooking Afternoon

This afternoon some of the Lexis Noosa students were lucky enough to enjoy a cooking class with our awesome teacher Serena.

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Serena decided to show the students how to make a Mushroom Risotto. It’s quite an easy recipe for the student to follow along and have some fun too!

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It turned out great everyone. Hope you all had a fun afternoon learning how to make Mushroom Risotto.

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Lexis Noosa Afternoon Activities

Don’t forget to sign up for the activities at the reception desk! Spaces are limited 🙂

WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK 13.5.19

Aussie Food Tasting

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students enjoyed trying some delicious Australian food!

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They tried some milo and pastio to drink!

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We had the classic party pie and sausage roll for them to try.

We also had some Anzac biscuits, Lamingtons, Vegemite and Cheese Shapes, Tim Tams, Musks, Red Frogs, Caramello Koalas, Macadamia Nuts and of course our favourite……… Fairy Bread and Vegemite on Bread! It wouldn’t be a party without them!!

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It looks like everyone enjoyed trying our delicious Aussie Tucker and we hope to see you on the next activity.

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Christmas Desserts in Cooking Option

The class made 3 no-bake desserts today using some fresh local fruit.  The strawberry ice-cream and passion fruit cheesecake were a big hit! The chocolate mini-puddings flew off the plate and everyone enjoyed the Christmas crossword whilst we ate!

Christmas Cookie Decorating

Look how amazing the Christmas cookie turns out from this afternoons activity with the Lexis Noosa students.

Merry Christmas everyone and we hope you enjoyed your afternoon activity!

Bath Bombs

This afternoon the Lexis Noosa students were making bath bombs.

Make your own Bath Bombs using essential oils and household products so that you can relax and rejuvenate in your own bath tub.

We hope you all have a relaxing weekend and see you all on Monday!

August Activities

Let’s have a look what activities are on offer at Lexis Noosa for the month of August.

August Calendar

New Job Workshop Sign

Tuesday 31st July 2018 – 2pm

Strawberry Picking sign

Wednesday 1st August 2018 – 2pm

Grammar Workshop

Thursday 2nd August 2018 – 2pm

Make your own sushi sign

Friday 3rd August 2018 – 2pm

What a great selection of activities available at Lexis Noosa for the month of August! Can’t wait to get started on all the FUN!

Meet our awesome-sauce Teacher Sam!

 

Introducing one of our (best looking) Lexis English Noosa Teachers. SAM THE MAN

We sat down and asked the hard questions to our  English Teacher Sam to find out a little bit more about him.

What Languages do you speak? 

I am semi fluent in British English and my Australian English is at an Upper Intermediate Level.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that… 

I am a qualified tour cruise operator and work in the heart of Noosa. O’ Captain, My Captain 🙂

What places have you lived in?

Los Angeles, Heathrow Airport, Singapore Airport, Sydney (Everywhere), Adelaide and of course Noosa.

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be?

I would definitely have a career that mixes Entertaining and Language/History. So probably travelling around Europe as a tour guide, partying only once a year 😉

On the weekend you’ll find me?

Working on a boat or contemplating writing my novel underneath a tree in the middle of a park somewhere in the heart of Noosa.

What is Noosa’s best kept secret?  

Rumba Wine Bar, somewhere along Hasting Street.

What is your favourite food?

I EAT ANYTHING…

What is your favourite pastime?

Making Gelato for a living.

What is your English tip? 

Watch a movie in English without subtitles and write down any words you know or think you know. Before you watch the movie again, see if you can write a brief summary of what happens to each character in the film. Then watch again with subtitles and you’ll probably be quite close with your synopsis.

Particularly, if it is a Superhero Movie.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Sam one of our Legendary General English Teachers at Lexis English Noosa. 

Koala Cafe by the Customer Service Class

The Customer Service class put all their practice into a real-life situation today when they made lunch for the students at the Koala Cafe.  The class researched recipes and wrote a menu description for their dishes.  The shopped for food and made delicious dishes for the students and teachers to eat.  The Thai Basil Chicken was very popular and there was a choice of tasty desserts either apple pie or warm pancakes and fresh fruit.  The students were able to greet customers and wait on the tables. The washing-up wasn’t as popular though!

We hope you enjoyed our food!

Intermediate Cooking Lesson

Maria and Sam’s class combined forces today and used their English skills to make pasta.  The students made the pasta dough from scratch and made delicious Pici Pasta with basil pesto and cheese.  Everyone enjoyed a break from their books and learning new skills.

‘Tis the Season

This morning the Lexis Noosa Sunset class students celebrated the 1st of December by making some Christmas pancakes! Enjoying their pancakes with plenty of toppings. They had a choice of strawberries, banana, blueberries, nutella, cream, maple syrup and chocolate chips….YUM.

Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas pancakes and are all full and ready for a great afternoon of study before you get excited for the weekend.

Flourine the pancake maker and Kaoru having a great morning.

 

 

 

 

Cooking class – Trifles

This afternoon the students participated in a cooking class.  The students learnt how to make Trifles which is an English dessert that is made up of sponge, cream, jelly, biscuits, cream. custard and fruits.

The students spent up to half an hour preparing and decorating their trifles… best of all we got to sit down and relax while we eat our finished product.

 

 

Cooking Class

Our teacher Sam and his cooking option class tried to make homemade pasta this afternoon for the first time. As a pasta lover i’m happy to say that it looked and tasted very yummy!

 

Cooking up a Storm

We found out that all the cooking class enjoy hot and spicy food!  This week we researched types of curry from around the world and we decided to make curry from India.  Using fresh locally grown ginger from Buderim and green beans from Gympie we made two types of curry with condiments.

Everyone found out how to make naan bread, which is a great alternative when you are travelling and camping as it’s quick and easy to make and you can leave to rise whilst you are driving along!

We had a great time talking about food, describing tastes and aromas and following and adapting the recipes we chose together!

 Now all that’s left to do is eat and enjoy!

Whats on this week!

Are you a student at Lexis Noosa and looking for something exciting to do after school everyday? If so then look so further. This week we have some very exciting activities, check them out below!

Poster Week 2.7

Lexis Noosa’s Working Stars

Here in Noosa we have many amazing students who find a way to balance studying English, working and enjoying the beautiful beaches. Tony is one of these students and he has been generous enough to share his experience with us.

Tony

Tony has been in Noosa since March 2017 and on Saturdays he works at the Eumundi Markets, a popular tourist market in the small town of Eumundi. On  Sundays he  works at the local Noosa Farmers Market in Noosaville where he is responsible for cooking the dumplings and also selling them to customers. He has been working there for one month and likes it because it gives him the opportunity to meet locals and practise his English with them.

If you’re looking for a job in Noosa he recommends writing a really good description of your skills. He recommends asking your friends if they know of any jobs in the area and to also look on a website called Gum Tree. He also believes that local employers are looking for students with work experience who learn really quickly and are hard working.

Tony sent out many resumes and after two months of looking and hard work he found the job that was right for him. He feels that working  your first week with the company is very important as they will be watching and judging if you are taking the job seriously as well as  making sure that you are the right fit for their company.

Snap! Snap! Crocodile Alert!!!

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What are the class doing?  It’s okay the crocodile is safe and was cubed and put in a delicious marinade!

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We designed three different marinades from fresh ingredients and left the crocodile to tenderise overnight.  We had the stir-fried cubed meat as a kebab with healthy fresh vegetables and rice.  Our chef Karina showed us how to present the rice in an attractive way using a measuring cup to form half a sphere.  This is why she is the professional! Fabulous Karina!

Students thought that the crocodile meat was similar in taste to chicken but had the texture of fish.  It is a delicacy in Australia and all the students had a try!  It’s good to try new foods when we visit a different country!