Recipe: Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

Make a delicious Creme Brulee using these simple ingredients and achieve the perfect creamy consistency with a glassy crack through sugar top layer. Freshly made with vanilla bean and raw sugar.  Download the recipe HERE. (Serves 4) Ingredients 300ml pouring cream 250ml (1 cup) milk 1 vanilla bean, split 5 egg yolks 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar […]

From John Dickson’s desk | Out of adversity comes opportunity

Over the last seven weeks I’ve spoken to over 100 club and hotel managers in Queensland introducing our Brainwaves training opportunity which some of you will be aware of, during these catch ups, I’ve gained an insight into how many of our clubs are innovating in this time of challenge, exemplifying the saying that from […]

Trainer and Assessor – Food Retail / Hospitality

CTA Training Specialists (CTA) is one of the leading Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in the Queensland club and hospitality industry.  For over 25 years, we’ve maintained the highest possible standard of Government and industry accreditation and registration. The company employs professional trainers who deliver training programs that cover all aspects of the hospitality industry. We are seeking someone with […]

Recipe: Fudge Brownies

Have a taste of our very own Cocholate Fudge Brownie recipe created by our Commercial Cookery trainer Chris Cave. This recipe is from the unit ”SITHPAT006 Produce desserts” from the SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. Download the recipe here and try it at home today! Ingredients 1 cup melted butter cooled 2 tablespoons vegetable […]

Recipe: Bourbon and Bundy Glazed Christmas Ham

This Bourbon and Bundy glazed Christmas ham it’s sweet and sour in its nature slow cooked with brown sugar, maple syrup, clove and orange juice, accompanied with carrots, sweet potatoes and chat potatoes. Perfect to bring to the Christmas party and share with all your friends and family. Courtesy of Clubs Queensland. Download the recipe HERE.   […]

The Hostplus Leadership Institute welcomes the class of 2020

(From left to right, John Dickson from CTA Training Specialists & DWS Hospitality Specialists, Patrick Bardon from Hostplus, Luke Turner, Karen Prins from Hostplus, Peter Ellul, Sharni Mott, Jaimi Peacock, Anthony Gavin, Tarrah Travers-Smith, Katie Young, Jeff Simmonds from Coca-Cola Amatil, Jason Britton from CUB, Nik Mundy, Jodie Harris, Vanessa Marks and James McIntyre from […]

Class of 2019 Hostplus Leadership Institute Graduates in Style

Following on from the fourth Leadership Institute Alumni conference at the Tattersall’s Club on November 22, we honoured our very proud 2019 graduates and their successful completion of a Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification. The 2019 graduation ceremony was celebrated by our 11 participants and their managers, alongside our sponsors, alumni and representatives from […]

Is computer based Online Induction and training right for your business?

Online Induction Technology including iPads and other portable devices have revolutionized the business world. From POS terminal to business computer, these mobile devices have popped up all over the hospitality and tourism industry. As our reliance on technology has evolved, it is evident that these devices don’t just have to be limited to the back […]

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