But First, Coffee

01 Sep But First, Coffee

Pakuranga College’s new cafe, ‘But First, Coffee’, is the brainchild of Sheena Prankerd, our Head of Food Technology. As a former professional chef, Ms Prankerd is very aware of the importance of ‘real, hands-on’ experience. She says:

“A lot of young people want to work as baristas, but it is really hard for them to get a position in a restaurant or cafe without training on the correct equipment and some experience of customer service. ‘But First, Coffee’ is a place where they can practise on a commercial coffee machine and deal with ‘customers’.”

For a gold coin donation to cover the cost of ingredients, both teachers and students can enjoy delicious, fresh coffee at interval and lunchtimes. “The students love it”, says Sheena, “It’s a grown up space where they can meet their friends. There is a queue out of the door most days”. 

To launch the new facility, the school held a ‘high tea’ on 25th August for local business people and representatives from local schools. The food served was prepared by Food Technology students and it went down a treat. Live music was provided by talented guitarists Jayden Roberts and Sophie Lu.

If you can't find what you are looking for on this website, or if you want to contact us directly for a specific reason, please feel free to use this 'Parent Help Desk' form to contact us. The appropriate person will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours from Monday to Friday.
Parent Help Desk
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.