Happy chatter can be heard coming from the Purple Chicken kitchen.
There's some perfectly delicious looking biscuit dough neatly lined up on a baking tray, industrious looking meal preparation at another stainless steel work table and many busy hands.
And while the name of Jen Tait's cafe program has all the elements of fun, Purple Chicken means business.
Jen's vision to support young adults with a disability into meaningful employment has been in her mind for 25 years.
Four weeks ago that dream became a reality with the start of program providing participants between the ages of 15 and 30 with skills and work experience in a commercial cafe in the community.
Purple Chicken ("Purple is my favourite colour and chickens are my favourite animal," explains Jen) is described as a socially conscientious, truly inclusive, hub for food and art, with a good heart.
Team members are in training mode at the moment working out of the kitchen of City Central Church at Albury under the eagle eyes of two chefs and two baristas.
They are learning about food preparation, cooking, safety, meal planning, customer service, coffee-making, nutrition and even budgeting - all the skills needed to start a career in hospitality, according to Jen.
Soon, though, Purple Chicken will take flight as a fully fledged cafe open to the community with Jen currently negotiating the terms of a lease on a space at Wodonga.
Now Jen is the first to admit she's no chef but she has gathered together the ingredients to help these young people find employment.
"I want to show the community young people with a disability have as much to offer as anyone else," she said.
"Hospitality is where most young adults begin their working life so this program mirrors what their same-age peers are doing.
"In addition to training and help with transitioning to employment, I am very passionate about raising the social value of young people with disabilities."
And make no mistake, the 12 enthusiastic participants are equally passionate about their food - and futures.
"At the end of each session we invite guests (usually family and friends) to sit down with us and we all eat together," Jen said.
"We do MasterChef scores for each dish, which is great fun but what is surprising is how deeply the team members think about it and often they are quite critical of the result.
"The other day we did a peppermint slice and it only scored 3 to 5 because the base was a bit crumbly.
"They all take so much pride in their work and we have some very passionate foodies in here."
Jen said the program was also fantastic in that so many daily living skills could be practised in the cafe from literacy and numeracy through to healthy food choices.
The cafe will also act as a retail outlet for micro-businesses developed by the young people and provide an exhibition space for artists.
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