Customers from Whitehorse Community Hub learn food and hospitality skills

DATE: 29 May 2017

Customers from Whitehorse Community Hub learn food and hospitality skills

Recently, nine participants from Yooralla's Whitehorse Community Hub successfully completed Barista, Food Handling and Responsible Service of Alcohol courses to learn new food handling and hospitality skills.

​Recently, nine participants from Yooralla's Whitehorse Community Hub successfully completed Barista, Food Handling and Responsible Service of Alcohol courses to learn new food handling and hospitality skills.

The customers travelled to Vermont South Community Centre to meet with their teacher, Richard, who took them through the three courses. They studied food handling on Monday, coffee making on Wednesday and Responsible Service of Alcohol on Friday. 

Some of the customers hope that the new skills they gained through training will help them to find future employment in a café.

"I did the course because I like to work and I want to work," said one customer from the Hub, Harley. "And making coffee with Richard was fun".

Nat and Evan thoroughly enjoyed themselves too: "I did the course to get more experience and liked that it taught us how to handle food. My favourite part was making the coffee," said Nat. Evan said he enjoyed how much he learnt from the week: "I really enjoyed the food handling and coffee making - it was very educational".

Service Leader, Shannon, was also very pleased with how the week went, "The courses went really well - everyone was focussed and thoroughly enjoyed the different classes with Richard".

Yooralla has 17 Hubs (or meeting places) across Victoria, where you can receive the support you require, meet new friends and get out in your local community, all while learning new skills.

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