Summer is in full swing for us here at the Cafe. We began our 6th year off with our favourite people, you, and what fun we had! We can't thank you all enough for joining us to celebrate our founding families, and COCO Cafe! The opportunities we are able to provide would not be possible without the support we receive from our community.
A huge thank-you to the Ministry of Social Development for providing us with our first ever government funding! This is amazing, with this money we were able to purchase, and install (Thank you, Frank!) our brand new convection oven.
It is quite incredible what new equipment can change for us. It might not seem this way, but a new oven opens up a lot of new opportunities for people at COCO. Not only do we have more oven space so we are able to be doing more things at once, thus providing more jobs. We were able to place this oven into a more accessible space, off of our main cooking line, where is is fully available to each of our staff members. Another special feature this oven has is it is at chest level, so there is little to no bending involved when putting items in, or removing them! This is especially important for those of us who have back issues, distinctive posture, or low muscle density.
As most of you are aware, COCO Cafe started a work experience program this year. We now have three successful graduates of the program, and an additional three participants moving through now. What you may not know is that our very own North Cedar Volunteer Fire Department has become the first entity to sponsor one of our participants! Thank you SO much to NCVFD for all you do to keep us safe, and for being such posotive role modles in our community! If you would like to know more about our work experience sponsorship program please contact us immediately.
PS. Remember your canine companion is welcome in both of COCO's outdoor seating areas. We provide water dishes at both doors, so please don't leave Fido in the car while you grab your coffee or enjoy lunch!