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Farmers Market brunches on the menu at TAFE

Students work in the kitchen, and help on the cafe floor as part of their hands-on education. Photo thanks to Ian Parmenter.
Students work in the kitchen, and help on the cafe floor as part of their hands-on education. Photo thanks to Ian Parmenter.

South Regional TAFE Margaret River's popular market-driven eatery will commence a series of Saturday Market Brunches later this month.

The Harvest Cafe and Cellar Door showcases both the high quality produce sourced from the Margaret River Farmers Market - adjacent to the TAFE campus and cafe - and the talented commercial cookery students in the kitchen and dining room.

The new Harvest Cafe and Cellar Door offers tastings of student-made wines from the campus.

The new Harvest Cafe and Cellar Door offers tastings of student-made wines from the campus.

"We will be having a lovely market produce-driven four courses, with included wine to match," said Commercial Cookery Lecturer Amanda Smith.

Ms Smith said the brunch-style dishes will be served during the market opening hours.

"So it's a great chance for people to do their shopping then join us at 10.30 am," she said.

The Cafe also allows students to gain real-world experience with paying diners while using local ingredients to create their menus.

Saturday Market Brunches are a chance for locals to taste market produce right next door. Photo thanks to Ian Parmenter.

Saturday Market Brunches are a chance for locals to taste market produce right next door. Photo thanks to Ian Parmenter.

The set Brunch Tasting Menu ($39pp) includes a wine flight featuring student-made wines, plus coffee and tea.

Guests are seated at 10.30am and bookings are advised, with space limited to 30 people under COVID-19 distancing requirements.

As well as operating the Saturday morning brunches, the hospitality and cookery students will offer a series of lunch and morning tea dates throughout August, where diners can enjoy a set lunch special on Wednesdays or select from an a la carte menu on Thursdays.

Find out more

Saturday Market Brunches are on Saturday August 29 and Saturday September 19 from 10.30am - 12.30pm.

For morning tea, midweek lunch and future dates, visit www.facebook.com/South.Regional.TAFE.Margaret.River.Campus

To make a booking, call 08 6371 3800 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm) or email margaretriver@srtafe.wa.edu.au

Commercial Cookery Lecturer Amanda Smith leads the students in the kitchen.

Commercial Cookery Lecturer Amanda Smith leads the students in the kitchen.

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