W120930 - Cook

The Lime Box Cafe

The Limebox Cafe’ provides a working environment that is state of the art, fully equipped commercial kitchen, where the students will be participating in making all of the menu items for the cafe’ as well as learning everything that’s required regarding our catering schedule. The students will be learning how to make artisan/gourmet provedore stock like relish, jams, preserves, dressings etc.
Each site (see also Hopeworks Solutions Warehousing opportunity - W120891 ) operates in a fun, learning environment where tasks are rotated throughout the day so the students don’t become bored or anxious. They both run as social enterprises so that all of the activities that the students do take part of are contributing back to the community, which is a part of their learning and the way they participate in gaining employability skills.

Skills You Might Learn

Students will extend their knowledge of the hospitality industry and build the necessary skills to work effectively in a busy catering and café environment. Key skills include but not limited to : food hygiene, food handling, OH&S practices, customer service, team-work, communications, barista skills, time management and the development of good organisational, prioritisation and multi-tasking skills. All Food Processing certificates are completed at this site.

Typical Tasks & Duties

You will be working as a team to prepare food for the cafe, actively practicing: excellent hygiene, food handling, cleaning and sanitising kitchen and work areas, quality checking and sorting of food produce, preparing food for service, preparing food for storage, making coffee with a coffee machine, cleaning and sanitising of equipment, following a simple recipe, baking or cooking a dish whilst following a simple recipe, presenting a dish for service, preparing non-alcoholic drinks.

Student Requirements

Students will need to attend an interview (may need to provide a birth certificate or passport, Medicare card or pension card as for ID) This is a very welcoming employer who is more than happy to address any learning, social or disability issues so that all students have an opportunity to complete the program successfully while providing mentors to assist them with their bookwork and workplace activities.

Dress Requirements

As required for kitchen work, closed toe shoes, discuss any other requirements with employer.

Special Transport Requirements

100 metres from Cranbourne Road train station.


  • FBP20117 - Certificate II in Food Processing 
  • SIT20416 - Certificate II in Kitchen Operations
Positions: 9 Positions
ID Number: W120930
Industry Area: HOSPITALITY
Location: Pakenham - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: SWL placements are available on any day (2 students per day) The LimeBox Cafe is located at The Toomah Community Centre, 18 Golden Green St Pakenham and is located 100 Metres from the Cardinia Road railway station.
Added By: South East Local Learning & Employment Network


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