November 15, 2012 9.09 am This story is over 136 months old

Lincoln College cafe opens in south Lincoln

New cafe: A new cafe has been set up in Lincoln to not only serve local residents, but also give students valuable catering experience.

A cafe catered by students from Lincoln College opened its doors on November 14, offering cakes and drinks while students earn their NVQs.

The Priory Café Enterprise is situated in St Katherine’s Priory Heritage Centre at South Park, and gives students studying NVQ Level 1 Catering work experience.

The cafe will offer a range of snacks, hot meals and afternoon tea as well as a range of drinks.

As well as the running the kitchen, students also helped design the menu, order the food and make the kitchen useable for serving.

The opening day was a drop in cake and coffee session, which served cakes and biscuits made by Lincoln College’s School of Access and Advanced Learning students.

Residents Philip and Jean Sharpe attended the event, where their grandson Alex Harness is taking part in the project, and were impressed with the students.

Philip added: “The service has been lovely, and everyone was lovely and smiley.”

Sharon Ayres, the Learning Support Assistant for the NVQ Catering Course, said: “The Priory Café gave the students great experience in dealing with the public, and customer service, which is something they had prepared for using role play.

“It’s fantastic to see the customers and students interact so well.”

The cafe is open Monday to Friday at 10am – 3pm. A delivery service is also available by email.

Source: Lincoln College