New canteen has students in self serve

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Bunbury Catholic College media adviser Lincoln Bertelli tucks into some of canteen manager Jane Prowse’s famous cheesies.
Camera IconBunbury Catholic College media adviser Lincoln Bertelli tucks into some of canteen manager Jane Prowse’s famous cheesies. Credit: South Western Times/Bunbury Herald, Jon Gellweiler

Bunbury Catholic College volunteers rejoiced as they moved into their refurbished canteen facilities last month, after spending two and a half terms distributing food to students from a cramped kitchen in the campus hall.

Work began at the beginning of the year to convert the existing canteen, which consisted of four lines manned by volunteers who served each student, to a modernised self-serve set up which is now completely enclosed.

Canteen manager Jane Prowse said in addition to the fresh new look, the canteen now also boasted a new computer system, which eased the pressure of the lunch time rush.

“Before it was very old and we had to serve all the kids, whereas now it is a lot more modern – the kids can go around and pick their own recess and lunch and it is faster and more efficient,” she said.

“The kids were very happy about the spaghetti cheesies coming back because we haven’t had them for nearly a year.”

“It’s easier on the volunteers as well because they don’t have to worry about remembering prices, they just press a button now and it works a lot better for them,” Mrs Prowse said.

The menu has also been tweaked, but Mrs Prowse said all of the fan favourites – including “yummy drummies” – were still up for grabs.

She said the canteen relied heavily on volunteers and encouraged community members to don a hair net and get a close up look of the changes.

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