Ara hospitality students in Timaru put their customer service and cooking skills to the test by running a restaurant and bar on campus that caters to paying customers.
Starz Restaurant is open to the public at certain times of the year (see below) and also hosts one-off functions, demonstrations, themed nights and chef’s table dining experiences.
The restaurant prepares students by giving them confidence in a real-world environment and adds to the comprehensive nature of their hospitality education. Menus are developed to support our students’ learning and to offer a selection to tempt the palate of our diners. They include vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options and may change depending on the season and teaching requirements.
Starz dates for 2020
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 StarZ Restaurant will be closed in the foreseeable future.
The bar opens at 5pm and the restaurant at 6pm, with the last bookings at 7.30pm.
Meals prepared and served by Level 4 Certificate Cookery students. Spaces are limited to 40 guests each night. To make a reservation email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 24 24 76.
Like every year we will be having a market day selling a range of scones, muffins, pickles, jams and chutneys. Watch this space - date to be confirmed.
Special acknowledgments and our appreciation to the companies supporting our students through Starz:
- C4 Coffee
- Southern Hospitality
- Moffat Ltd
- Akaroa Salmon