Meridan State College Training Kitchen

Jumpstart your career in the hospitality industry through Meridan State College. This Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is committed to providing vocational education and training to students who are eager to join the workforce with industry-recognised qualifications.

Meridan State College offers certificates in Hospitality and Kitchen Operations. These courses develop basic hospitality skills and knowledge in students to prepare them for work in various hospitality settings such as restaurants, cafés, hotels and catering operations.

In partnership with East Coast TAFE, the college’s chefs provide training in food preparation, cookery skills, food presentation, workplace calculations and food safety. Meridan State College’s Kitchen Operations course includes 12 back-of-house service periods.

Training Kitchen Design

Meridan State College’s training kitchen incorporates efficient foodservice design in a space carefully planned to facilitate learning. The chef’s area at the head of the training kitchen is equipped with essential commercial cooking equipment such as induction cooktops, convection ovens, a combi steamer and a high-tech cooking centre.

Students work in rows of stainless steel benches with fabricated sinks and splashbacks. These corrosion resistant benches are equipped with induction cooktops and convection ovens. Cold storage equipment and passthrough dishwashers have been installed on both sides of the training kitchen. Students don’t just learn how to cook — they also learn hygienic practices in a commercial kitchen.

One of the best features of Meridan State College’s training kitchen is its GIF ventilated ceiling. This modular ceiling system removes 95% of airborne grease and pollutants over a wide area. It efficiently controls humidity, improves temperature and reduces noise in the training kitchen. It is also economical for electricity consumption. As a result, chefs and students work in a comfortable environment while the college decreases operation and maintenance costs.

Coldrooms and dry storage are located at the back of Meridan State College’s training kitchen. It was specially designed to simulate a professional kitchen’s workflow. You’ll get a good grip on how the back of house operates from food storage to prep work to washing and waste disposal. There’s more to hospitality than cooking!

The training kitchen of Meridan State College was designed by Food Strategy to strictly comply with Australia’s food safety standards. We don’t just do training kitchens — we also design production kitchens, aged care and health care kitchens and award-winning restaurants and cafés!

Contact us for a streamlined, HACCP-compliant commercial kitchen design.

Commercial Kitchen Equipment Specification

Everlasting blast chiller freezer, True upright 3 door refrigerators, True upright 2 door freezer, Orved vacuum sealer, Simply Stainless stainless steel drawers, Anvil Alto induction cooktops, Frima variocooking centre, Rational combi steamer, Smeg convection ovens, Hobart passthrough dishwashers