Over the years, TSR and Kenvale College have enjoyed a long partnership.
With courses specialising in hospitality, commercial cooking and event management, Kenvale works with students, staff and industry partners such as Top Shelf to transform tourism and hospitality industries through a commitment to excellence.
Kenvale recently invited Scott and Natalie from TSR to join their event ‘Beyond Covid: An Enlightened Hospitality Industry’ alongside other hospitality industry leaders.
Their key takeaways for staying productive during lockdown were:
1. Stay connected with your colleagues
Whether it’s a Facebook communication group or a weekly Zoom with your colleagues, its important more than ever to stay connected
2. Make the most of your spare time
One positive the lockdown brings is an excess of free time! You can use this time to really refine your career path vision or upskill and diversify your talents where possible. Perhaps you can use this time to learn another language or sharpen your cooking or table waiting skills. There is no time like the present!
3. Engage in the industry
Whether you read some hospitality publications, follow food trends, participate in virtual networking events or get takeout from a place you haven't tried before, becoming immersed in the hospitality industry is the best way to learn about it.
4. Look after yourself
The final and most important thing to remember is to take care of your #1 priority... YOU! Stay connected with friends and family, try and exercise daily (even if its just a walk around your local area), try not to watch the news constantly, get plenty of sleep and search for the positives in your situation! This is a chance for you to try out something new, like yoga or baking! Maintaining a good work/life balance is essential in surviving this lockdown.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in lockdown right now. Remember, we're in this together and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
If you are struggling with your mental health, don't be afraid to reach out:
Lifeline 24 Hour Support (Crisis & Suicide Prevention) - 13 11 14 Or visit https://www.lifeline.org.au/ if you would prefer to chat online
Beyond Blue Support Service (Support. Advice. Action) - 1300 22 46 36
Information and referral to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters