Taking care of business

ENTERPRISING young people in Barrhead are hoping to make a success of their business venture.

Eleven youngster from across East Renfrewshire are opening a pop-up café for two days in the Barrhead museum.

The young folk have learned all aspects of cooking and hospitality from food preparation to food hygiene on a Fun With Food course.

The ten-week course also taught them front of house services such as serving customers.

The youngsters also gained a food hygiene certificate and completed a placement with a local business.

They also looked at how to run their own business as part of the Fun With Food course.

The culmination of all this study and learning is the new drop-in café, which they are calling Café M, to sell teas, coffees, sandwiches, toasties and cakes.

The café is open between 10am and 2pm on Monday and Tuesday, October 29 and 30.

Twenty-year-old Jordan Neish from Barrhead said: “I wanted to learn about hospitality and the Fun With Food course had everything I wanted to learn.

“It’s a career I am very interested in.

“I got to meet new people, learn new skills and got the chance to run a café – which was a great experience.

“I feel more confident in working with others and now have skills that will hopefully get me a job or a place at college”.