From Upstairs On Armagh to Arches and now Your Place
|Avonmore’s hospitality graduates are highly sought after. The calibre of our students is largely due to the real world training environments we have provided since 1994.
By throwing our students in the deep end and ensuring they get direct feedbackwe are able to develop the necessary real world experience and professional skills they need to succeed once they graduate.
In 1994 Avonmore Tertiary Institute launched one of Christchurch’s first training restaurants for hospitality students, Upstairs on Armagh. The restaurant provided students with the opportunity to learn essential service and restaurant management skills in an environment with paying customers.
Upstairs on Armagh had a very successful 12 year run before Avonmore opened a new training facility to cater for the growing demand for café and barista skills.
|In 2006 Arches Café & Bar was opened. Arches provided students with the opportunity to hone their skills in table service, fine dining, bartending, barista and the management of cafés, bars and restaurants while serving the public and corporate clients. Arches was destroyed in the Christchurch 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
In 2013 Avonmore’s launched it’s next generation training environment, Your Place. Your Place is a brand new, contemporary café and bar that serves the dual purpose of training Avonmore’s hospitality students while also providing a great place for the public to stop in for a snack, coffee or a la carte cuisine.
Your Place has been designed to give students the best possible head start in the industry and ensure that Christchurch has a pool of talent to draw from as the city rebuilds its hospitality industry from the ground up.