A group of six young people who recently completed a hospitality training course at the YWCA in Goonellabah have started their own business, Yummy Catering.
The group are running the cafe at the YWCA every Friday afternoon where they prepare a rotating menu that includes curry, fish and chips, sushi and pasta as well as coffee and cakes.
“We try to have gluten free and vegetarian options so there is something available for everyone,” one of the participants said.
They also did a function for 110 people where they served Moroccan steak and lemon pepper chicken.
“Before this course I used to stay in bed all day. It's given us direction and goals,” Jimmy Moyle, one of the young people involved in the business, said.
Others agreed, saying it had given them confidence in their skills and abilities and was opening up opportunities.
Everyone in the group has been able to find some paid employment as a result of the course and they are hoping that coming into the festive season there will be more demand for their services.
Yummy Catering can come to you or they can cater for functions at the YWCA. For more information phone 6625 5806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.