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Community Cafe Training Course

see details below….

Organisation: Co-operatives UK, Making Local Food Work
Location: Sheffield
Course type: Short Course
Date: 16 May 2013
Hours: Not Applicable
Website: www.uk.coop

Community Cafe Skillshare

Mark Simmonds, Co-operatives UK, Making Local Food Work

Thursday, 16 May 2013 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST), in Sheffield.

A day of inspiration, networking, sharing good practice and support for anyone involved in community based catering.

Morning session

Session 1 Case study presentations of several different examples of community cafes, showing the different models and approaches.

Session 2 A presentation by the Scottish Community Cafes Network entitled

“Catering for change: community cafes at the heart of tackling health inequalities and promoting social justice – a Scottish perspective”

Session 3 A workshop facilitated by experienced community cafe manager Alison Shockledge around the nuts and bolts of setting up and running a community cafe

The content of this session will be shaped in part by your needs, but could include:

  • The catering basics: menu design, kitchen operations & layout, service and selling
  • Menu pricing and margins
  • Maximising opportunities with other catering products & services

Lunch will be provided, (there will be an opportunity to let us know of any dietary requirements on the booking form).

Afternoon session
Open space Workshop This session will be an interative workshop where we will split up and explore issues of particular interest to those attending, share ideas and best practice.

Who should attend?
Managers and volunteers from community cafés, and anyone planning to set up a community café.

Our trainers and facilitators

Alison Shockledge – Founder member of Operation Farm and former project co-ordinator of the Park Cafe, Tameside MBC
Mick Martston, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens

Mark Simmonds, Co-operatives UK – Field Officer for Making Local Food Work programme, with expertise around structures and business development of community food enterprise.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Please follow the link below for further details.