Chevalier College hospitality facility receives a cafe-style makeover

Chevalier College’s hospitality facilities have been transformed into a real-life cafe layout.

Jules Cafe, a training cafe at the college, allows hospitality students to work in a simulated cafe environment towards a Certificate II in hospitality.

In 2017, as part of her HSC major design project, Year 12 student Alyssa Mathias, combined her interest and studies in both hospitality and design and technology to initiate a makeover project for the training cafe.

The work was completed during the spring break of 2017.

A second boost to the facility was received last month when Highlands business owners Baedon, a past student of Chevalier College, and Sally Terry donated a Nuova Simonelli Aurelia expresso machine to assist student training.

The high-end coffee machine was a surprise donation made during the 2017 alumni telephone campaign.

Once installed, Baedon conducted a coffee workshop for the students and provided an insight into the preparation and production of expresso coffee.

Chevalier College staff Debra Cloran said the improved Jules Cafe was a huge success.

“The cafe is more popular than ever with the staff and students who enjoy regular lunches, coffee mornings and hospitality events hosted by the hospitality students,” Ms Cloran said.

Jules Cafe was named after the founding Father of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) Father Jules Chevalier.