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St James Lutheran College Hospitality Centre & Tuckshop Café
POSTED 30 APRIL 2024

In Week 2/10 of our journey down memory lane in celebration of our new website, we’re looking back on our projects with St James Lutheran College!

Through nourishment, education, and fostering a sense of belonging, the Hospitality Centre & Tuckshop Café embodies the very essence of St James’ community spirit.

 

Along with the St James team, we realised that a Tuckshop is much more than a place to grab a quick bite. “Jimmy’s Café” is a vibrant, inclusive, and nurturing space that fosters community, growth, and wellbeing within the school. Beyond its impact on students, the café’s location at the entrance to the campus also strengthens the bond between the school and parents. Its multifaceted role in creating a positive and engaging environment cannot be overstated.

 

The new Hospitality kitchen’s adjacency to the new Tuckshop café was a deliberate attempt to create a dynamic hub of culinary exploration. It serves as a space where students can unleash their creativity, develop essential food preparation skills, and foster a deep appreciation for the Hospitality industry.

 

With state-of-the-art facilities and expert teaching staff, the training kitchen offers a hands-on experience that prepares students for a future in the Hospitality industry, with visibility into Jimmy’s Café real-world commercial kitchen next door.

 

Through experiential learning, teamwork, and a focus on excellence, the training kitchen instils in students a passion for culinary arts, customer service, and attention to detail. By bridging the gap between theory, practice and real-world work opportunities, it equips students with the knowledge, confidence, and practical skills required to excel in the ever-evolving world of Hospitality.

 

CLIENT: St James Lutheran College

CLIENT TEAM: Luke Schoff (Principal) & Mel Zipf (Business Manager)

LOCATION: Hervey Bay, Queensland / Butchulla Country

 

ARCHITECT: Novum

Project Director: Joel Ridings

Project Delivery Leader: Ben Leighton

Project Team: Jeffrey Smith

 

CONTRACTOR: Torbay Constructions

CIVIL ENGINEER: ACOR Consultants Pty Ltd

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: ACOR Consultants Pty Ltd

HYDRAULIC ENGINEER: Compass Consulting Group

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: WalkerBai Consulting

MECHANICAL ENGINEER: WalkerBai Consulting

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Anderson Energy Efficiency

TOWN PLANNER: Urban Planet

CERTIFIER: Bartley Burns Pty Ltd