Libby turns dreams into reality

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December 16, 2020

Aspiring to work in hospitality, Sunnyfield Chatswood’s new introductory Hospitality program helps Libby reach her goals.

One of Libby’s NDIS goals was to work in a café. As part of her employment support plan at Sunnyfield Chatswood, she identified that she wanted to gain hospitality training and qualifications that would support her to reach this goal and ultimately lead her to obtaining work experience at a café.

With this in mind, Sunnyfield Chatswood developed a tailored program for future Sunnyfield supported employees, and Libby to support her to continue her journey towards achieving her goals.

New introductory Hospitality Program for people with disability

We’re proud to have recently launched an 8-week introductory Hospitality Program. Featuring a weekly 1-hour theory workshop and a 2-hour practical based off the HSC Hospitality syllabus, topics include basics in food safety, cooking methods, kitchen attires, Work Health and Safety, kitchen equipment, plating and more. The program features a range of Assistive Technology resources, and will be utilised as a stepping stone towards Certificate I and II in Hospitality.

Libby has started the program, and with loads of support from her peers and workplace, she has completed several modules, and is now able to identify and utilise a range of cooking equipment and utensils, and how to correctly wear PPE while cooking in the kitchen.

Libby looks forward to work, especially for her practical class on Thursdays where she makes a gourmet lunch – “I love Thursday, because I get to cook my own lunch. I want to learn how to make my own barista coffee.”

The program has had a lot of positive response, and we’re excited to launch this new program in Allambie Heights and Mt Druitt soon, to support more people with hospitality aspirations to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Shallow Fried Salmon and Butter Roasted Asparagus with Citrus Reduction by Libby Draney.

If you’d like to know more about Sunnyfield Supported Employment, contact our Customer Service Team T 1300 588 688 or E enquiries@sunnyfield.org.au

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