Record Keeping

Everyone recognises the importance of keeping records of your canteen’s revenue and expenditure, but there are lots of other important things worth recording. Keeping a diary, calendar book or other recording device – whether the old-fashioned way with pen and paper, or using a spreadsheet or other online app – is essential for efficient canteen […]

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Talara school receives ASCA's Five Star accreditation

Want to make sure your canteen is operating at full efficiency, or need help with implementing effective procedures to boost profitability and effective management? You can now apply to have your school canteen independently assessed as part of the national Five Star accreditation program run by Australia’s biggest canteen buying group ASCA. The not for […]

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Jocelyn Ashcroft

There’s no better way to thank your volunteers for all their hard work throughout the year than by organising a Christmas party. This is a great opportunity for everybody to enjoy each other’s company in a social situation, away from the usual pressures of the canteen … and you can plan it at the school, […]

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In the old days canteen managers had a steady pool of volunteers drawn predominantly from the mothers of the school’s students, many of whom were able to give up a few days each week to come in and help prepare lunches and serve the hungry hordes. But with more and more parents of both sexes […]

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School fetes, theme days and other fundraising initiatives all provide opportunities for canteen managers and staff to get involved. While these special occasions do provide a chance to offer occasional ‘red’ foods, they can also be used to promote nutrition and healthy eating among students – by ensuring there are as many ‘green’ foods as […]

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Kilcoy

The week of 28 July – 1 August was a very special one for school canteens all across the country. It marked the first national ‘Celebrate Canteen Week’, an exciting new initiative designed to recognise canteen managers and staff (including those tireless unpaid volunteers!) for the essential service they offer students and the important contribution […]

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hans

If you’re looking for ways to expand your ‘winter warmers’ selection this season with some new meals that are sure to appeal to your students, here’s one simple solution. The new pulled meat range from Hans Smallgoods is a perfect choice for the school canteen and an easy way to add more versatility to the […]

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Flexischools_Girl with Phone

More and more school canteens across Australia are making the move to online ordering systems, and some have even managed to eliminate cash payments altogether. Technological innovation is driving this change, as exemplified by organisations like FlexiSchools, whose online ordering system has been running for six years now and has recently been rolled out across […]

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