Cafe Shack builds hospi­tal­ity ca­reers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

TO MAKE a great tast­ing cof­fee you need train­ing and like many things in life when given the op­por­tu­nity early you can ex­cel.

That is one rea­son why Isis State High School has opened its new cof­fee shop, Caf Shack, which al­lows stu­dents to learn the skills which would be needed if they fol­low a ca­reer in hospi­tal­ity.

Hospi­tal­ity teacher Re­nee Adams said what started out in 2008 as a small space had now branched out to a shack big enough to hold a num­ber of stu­dents at once.

She said it was great for those stu­dents who had a pas­sion for the in­dus­try and gave each of them the op­por­tu­nity to ob­tain not only their Cer­tifi­cate I but also Cer­tifi­cate II be­fore fin­ish­ing school.

“That small space has come a long way and even though the ven­ture did take a lit­tle longer than an­tic­i­pated. The new and im­proved, mod­ern fa­cil­ity will al­low us to teach the stu­dents within a school en­vi­ron­ment,” Ms Adams said.

“It pro­vides a path­way for stu­dents who grad­u­ate now to go straight into the hospi­tal­ity in­dus­try.”

Year 12 stu­dent Clarissa Deller-Smith said she was ex­cited to be part of the pro­gram and told of how the prof­its went back to the stu­dents.

“We sell hot bev­er­ages such as cap­puc­ci­nos and hot choco­lates, as well as cup cakes and cook­ies,” she said.

“The prof­its all come back and we can pur­chase new equip­ment such as a juicer.”

Ms Adams said with the high num­ber of cafes around the re­gion, the stu­dents had a head start learn­ing the ins and outs of a café at the new Café Shack.

PHOTO: BEN TURN­BULL BUN020516ISIS1

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Isis High Year 12 stu­dent Clarissa Deller-Smith froths milk at the new on-cam­pus cafe.

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