Here at Cafe CHAOS we offer a selection of specialist workshops and programmes, all designed to bring our love of food together with education and healthcare. From basic food preparation and cooking clubs to enhanced courses in hospitality, catering and customer services – there’s something for everyone.
CHAOS offer people the opportunity to access a volunteering and work placement opportunities in our cafe. Cafe CHAOS demonstrates our belief that a great cafe should be more than just a place to eat and drink. It’s a hub of social activity, so as well as serving delicious food and drink, our cafe is a place where volunteers can be part of a community – learning new skills whilst working with real customers, under the watchful eyes of excellent trainers. This is underpinned by an in-house training and competency programme, which supports people to gain confidence and sector based skills. This can be a pathway in to an internship or apprenticeship programme.
16 WEEK COURSE (£56.60 PER SESSION)
Designed as an alternative to/or progression from the shorter sessions blending hospitality training so that participants can be confident in everything from greeting guests, taking orders, serving food, offering excellent customer service throughout. This course demonstrates the best practice for looking after customers and gives learners useful product knowledge of the different foods and drinks available, including how to make recommendations and understand the alcohol licensing laws.
16 WEEK COURSE (£110 PER DAY)
This is aimed at people who already have some basic cooking skills and want to learn more. It helps them learn practical cooking skills in a positive relaxed atmosphere while socially interacting. The format for this session will incorporate using leftovers from fridge/store cupboard and making a tasty fresh affordable meal and picking up some useful money saving tips. This includes the chef, ingredients and venue hire. Topics covered include:
– Weekly menu on a budget
– Making simple healthy recipes
– Microwave cooking: creating dishes from fresh ingredients
– Nutritional advice and information while living on a budget
£40 PER SESSION