BC Foodsafe instructor Gaetane Palardy and barista instructor Dyan Spink have been working hard at keeping up with the demand for their courses.
“We saw an employment need in the Valley for hands on cafe barista training and Foodsafe certification but had no idea both courses would receive so many inquiries on a regular basis and from so many different people, businesses and organizations,” says Spink from Royston Roasting Company.
Participants often sign up for both barista and Foodsafe, so Palardy and Spink are trying to offer courses back to back to have students trained and certified in one week.
The coffee house/restaurant setting has been much preferred versus a classroom.
“It’s just more real, and now I feel I can walk into any café and go right to work feeling comfortable and confident serving customers,” says Andrea, a recent graduate of both courses.
November courses will start with barista Sunday, Nov. 2 from 2-7 p.m. and Foodsafe Sunday, Nov. 10 from 2-10 p.m. Cost is $110. Each for either course, which includes a manual, certificate, supplies and light meal.
To register or for more information contact Royston Roasting Company Coffee House, 3904 Island Hwy. S. in Royston, at 250-871-8666, or firstname.lastname@example.org.