The barista hospitality course held at Studio 20 Youth Centre in Aldinga is helping people aged 15–25 to develop social skills, gain workplace experience and better understand business management.
The program covers two separate curriculums running over five sessions each. The first five sessions teach participants about barista-quality coffee, hospitality service, food and function service. Then, the group learns barista business, café operations, marketing, administration and cash handling.
The course is ideally suited to young people looking to gain part-time employment in local hospitality and tourism businesses. The barista hospitality course is not just about making coffee, but also chais, hot chocolates and other drinks. Young people from all walks of life join the program to learn business skills in a supportive environment.