Christmas coffee at Mondialie's | PHOTOS

Hospitality students at TAFE SA celebrated the Christmas spirit by hosting a coffee buffet at Mondialie's Cafe, with plenty of tasty food available for attendees.

Live entertainment was provided by Whyalla Music Scholarship winner Shakira Lea Fauser, who performed her debut single "I Miss You", as well as the Whyalla Community Brass Band who played a number of Christmas favourites.

It was the last coffee shop for the year, with over 100 people attending, and gave students one last opportunity to get hands-on practical experience.

Senior Lecturer Mondi Karoussis thanked the loyal customers for attending the coffee shops through the year and enabling students to learn while working.

"That experience is really valuable and I think most customers and students appreciate the support from each other in order to prepare them for the workplace," he said.

"The cafe gives students the operational skills they need to be able to service food and beverages to customers and gives them the ability to communicate and work as a team with one another.

"All of those things are important in the workforce."

Mr Karoussis said a majority of students had already secured employment while completing their certificate in hospitality.

"Some of them have been employed in local industry, we have students employed at the Hilton International in Adelaide, at the various cafe outlets at the Adelaide Airport, so there is no limit to where they can get employed," he said.

"I'm very proud of all of the students and I'm very privileged to have worked with them and have the loyal customer database that we have."