Welcome to The Cafe!

Friday, 16 Oct 2020

The College is excited to welcome Chef Sarah Welch to the community.

The College has identified the need to expand the traditional Food Technology curriculum into Hospitality qualifications, so Sarah will be providing support in this area.  The vision is that the students have a pathway to year 12 that enables them to complete qualifications in food preparation, beverage service and hospitality.  In addition, she will be bringing industry experience to procurement and operations of the Tuckshop and the Food Technology area.  She will work alongside our Tuckshop convenor, Catherine Rothwell as well as Mrs Holman in Food Tech.  

A qualified chef, with over 20 years experience, including a number of years at St Mary’s Tuckshop in Toowoomba, Sarah comes to us with fresh new ideas to invigorate the staff and student menu in our Tuckshop! Furthermore, to match the mouth-watering menu, we will be renaming this space to The Café!  It’s not just the name and menu getting a refresh either – over the coming months The Café area will be livened up to welcome both students and staff to sit, relax and take a breather from their busy days. 

More about Sarah – she loves to travel, cook and eat good food, especially beef cheeks! And while she knows it’s a school favourite, she’s not a fan of curried sausages…sorry Mr Albion.

Sarah loves cooking for students because it provides an opportunity to present options that they may or may not have tried at home, and cooking healthy wholesome food in a school directly links how they learn. Sarah believes it is extremely important to fuel the body with the right energy to keep their brains and body alert and active on a busy school day - what you put in is what you get out!

The Cafe aims to bring a menu that is freshly sourced and cooked on site to offer students and staff wholesome, quality meals, avoiding all those prepacked nasties!

You might also notice as we phase in the new menu, many of the prepacked items will be replaced with freshly baked goods. When we talk about home baked items on the menu, we are excited to tell you that Sarah and the team will be baking and cooking almost everything inhouse! The Cafe will be open from Breakfast (before school) each day and while Flexischool orders will continue for the lower junior years (P-2) pre-order for upper junior, senior and staff will no longer be required. We encourage all students to visit The Cafe and try something from this tasty new menu!

We hope to also welcome parents into this space when restrictions ease!