Hospitality students love daily grind


Rhiannon Barrett and Yolunda Fazio are among 50 students honing their hospitality skills at the ECCspresso Cafe.
Rhiannon Barrett and Yolunda Fazio are among 50 students honing their hospitality skills at the ECCspresso Cafe.

Hospitality students converted a domestic kitchen space into the ECCspresso Cafe, perfecting their barista skills and serving drinks to staff and students at recess and lunchtime.

Home economics co-ordinator Deborah Barraclough said students finished the course with a Certificate II in Hospitality, which would open the door to jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry.

“Our new restaurant and coffee shop provide an excellent training facility for the students to hone their barista and customer service skills, making it easier to for them to apply for jobs in the hospitality area,” she said.

“Without the use of the coffee shop or restaurant, our students do not get to practise in real-life situations, therefore do not meet industry standards.

“The students really enjoy the course, they are very proud of their new space and always come to work with a smile on their face.

“As for the students who buy our produce, you only have to look at the line at recess and lunchtimes to see that they too really enjoy it.”