NV College students got a fantastic opportunity to learn in a busy café environment, as part of their ‘Intro to Hospitality’ course last week.

NV College students went to Café Zen, located at Fairway Gardens, Macksville, where they were able to hone their barista and hospitality skills.

“It was a fun experience and I enjoyed being taught the correct techniques for coffee making,” said NV College hospitality student Stavroula Brandse.

Autumn Lodge Aged Care residents were invited to attend the Café for morning tea. This gave the students time to practice their customer service skills in a bustling environment, dishing up food and hot coffees in a timely fashion.

“The residents were very nice, our trainer Jacqui was so good at putting us at ease and very encouraging, and we learnt to work well as a team!” said Felice Ferrer-Burton, another student on the course.

NV College trainer Jacqui Boaden said, “Judging by the smiles, the Autumn Lodge residents enjoyed the experience!

“Chantel, Cafe Zen’s Manager, was fantastic and inclusive of the student’s learning too.”