Pop-up cafe gives Wodonga TAFE students a taste of hospitality

Steph Duff, 19, and Deborah Gray serve Wodonga TAFE teacher Cynthia McFarland at Tender Loving Coffee yesterday. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

Steph Duff, 19, and Deborah Gray serve Wodonga TAFE teacher Cynthia McFarland at Tender Loving Coffee yesterday. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

HEAVENLY cupcakes, super-charged smoothies and divinely decadent Mars Bar milkshakes were all on the menu at Tender Loving Coffee cafe yesterday.

Of course, were you not on campus at Wodonga TAFE you’ll have missed out on these tempting goodies — this was a one-day only, pop-up cafe by the TAFE’s VCAL business and hospitality class.

The cafe was the culmination of a 15-week course in which 10 students from diverse backgrounds had a taste of the industry.

Teacher Sharon Howlett said the class completed a barista course, learnt about food handling, OH&S, and even started creating their own recipes, with the course designed to give them an idea of what to expect if they choose to undertake further study in the field.

Steph Duff, 19, said she had enjoyed putting their lessons into practice.

Her classmate Deborah Gray, 18, agreed.

All proceeds from the cafe went toward the Albury-Wodonga headspace mental health hub and Survivors of Suicide.

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