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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 5, No. 1 March 26, 1942

The Cafeteria — Old and New

The Cafeteria

Old and New.

In August of last year the Executive formed a sub-Committee to investigate the problem of Cafeteria organisation. This Committee, after three months' careful investigation, stated that the Cafeteria in its present form was completely inadequate for cooking and kitchen work, and that a good healthy and satisfying all-round menu could be supplied only if certain alterations and installations were carried out.

The report was endorsed by the Executive and placed before the Council, who agreed to grant £200 and lend another £200 to be paid back over a period of years from the profit of the Cafeteria.

The report had strongly recommended that the management of this new Cafeteria be in the hands of a woman qualified in Home Home Science. To this position Miss Tira Griffin, graduate of Otago University College, was appointed.

The work has now been completed, and all the time the wants and needs of students have been considered, the prices are reasonable and the hours have been arranged to suit both lecture times and the employees.

One of the greatest problems facing such an organisation is the labour question. Both the situation of the College and the hours of work are a great handicap, and students are asked to realise and consider the demands of these people.

As regards the menu—morning and afternoon teas, with soup and other light extras, will be supplied; also luncheons of eggs in all forms, entrees or light savouries, and a hot dinner in the evening.

To enable the meals to be well cooked and well served in the small kitchen space available, the aim of the Committee has been to concentrate on one choice of hot dinner each night, with plenty of vegetables. From day to day, however, the menu will be varied.

Much thought was also given to an artistic appearance of the Cafeteria and the serving of meals. "Then why," they question, "the check table cloths?" The only reply, "That checks check big cheques,' and after all, there are the flowers.

Eat at these times, consider also the difficulties of a new organisation, and co-operate:
Service. Doors Close.
Morning Tea 10.45-11.15 11.30
Lunches 12.00-1.10 1.20
Afternoon Tea 3.30-4.15 4.30
Dinner 4.45-6.15 6.40