22nd November 2017 by Taurus Community
Our busy café provide’s a delicious range of freshly prepared meals & snacks. Barista coffee & Fair trade teas which can be accompanied by a tasty slice of cake, scone, tea cake & tray bake.
The cafe team is operated by a mixed ability team and team members work in a customer facing role. The People We Support and volunteers can choose to work as part of the front of house team serving customers, take orders and making hot drinks or they can work as part of the kitchen team where they prepare, cook and plate up hot meals for customers.
James went through mainstream education and he undertook a training course in catering at college and has been applying skills that has been learned during this to a real world kitchen. For the last few months he has been volunteering alongside the kitchen team and chef Simon Davis. “Working with Simon is brilliant as he is understanding of my disability and I feel respected by Simon and appreciate the open communication that we have” James Margolis
James has been helping to cook paninis, prepping food for the next days service and plating up meals in the busy kitchen for the customers and staff members at Taurus Crafts. “ I enjoy working in the kitchen as everyday is different and it is good to work with a chef that is calm when the kitchen gets busy” James Margolis
“James is eager to learn and he picks up tasks with great ease and I have seen improvement during his time in the kitchen. He has pride in what he does and he is a really asset to the kitchen team.” Simon Davis, Chef