Oconomowoc High School hospitality class members got to
test their skills in the craft last month at the Golden
Mast Inn. From left to right, Keith Walters, Brannon
Houck, Katie Kindler, Martina Newlands, Grace Hood, Oona
Audley, and Seyter Holeman, learn about front-of-house
responsibilities before their hospitality class lunch
OCONOMOWOC — The Oconomowoc High School hospitality
class partnered with the iconic Golden Mast Inn of
Okauchee last month for a real restaurant management and
operations experience, according to a press statement
from the Oconomowoc Area School District.
Class is open to freshmen through seniors who would like to learn
more about professions in tourism, hotel management, restaurant
management, meeting and convention planning, and recreation
management. Each year, students partner with a local restaurant to
host a lunch service for Oconomowoc High School staff, Oconomowoc
Area School District staff and retirees, and their own families.
Over 50 people attended the luncheon and dined on butternut squash
soup, salad, Tuscan chicken pappardelle, chicken pesto wraps, and
To prepare for
the meal service, students learned about the responsibilities of
restaurant managers, bussers, hosts, wait staff, kitchen staff, and
chefs. They also gained a better understanding for how these roles
interact in a successful meal service, all before they arrived at
On the day of
the luncheon, Golden Mast Inn staff and General Manager Lisa Marks
met with students to explain the front-of-house and back-of-house
operations before dividing students into their roles to prepare for
the meal. Students were able to set tables, assist in food
preparation, expedite meal preparation, serve guests, wash dishes,
and clean up after the meal.
High School students Ayden Jeffery and Brannon Houck
roll silverware ahead of their hospitality class
luncheon at Golden Mast Inn.
Students quickly learned how to work together and serve
their guests, all under the professional guidance of
Golden Mast Inn chefs and managers.
The class is
part of OHS’s goal of preparing students for life after high school.