A La Carte

I love using the till, serving people, taking telephone orders and serving the staff here.

Would you like to work in a café?

A La Carte café is located in the waiting area of the  busy Artificial Limbs Units at Rookwood Hospital. Where it provides a valuable service to patients, visitors as well as staff of the hospital.  Trainees learn about food preparation as well as all the associated tasks of working in a small café environment. This is a very real, work based training setting.

Trainees attend A La Carte from 9am -3pm

Contact Info

(029) 20313912
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Trainees at A La Carte learn to prepare a range of salads and light lunches. The trainees serve customers, lay and clear tables, learn about money handling and using a till. The trainees also prepare food for in-house buffets for training events and functions that take place within the hospital.

The café is a supportive environment to learn in and trainees have the opportunity to gain confidence in working with the general public. Strong emphasis is placed on building the trainees self-esteem and social skills as well as learning catering skills and customer care.

A person centred plan is developed for each trainee, this includes skills such as:

  • Food preparation
  • Make up sandwiches & baguettes
  • Understand and practice basic food hygiene
  • Set tables
  • Present and serve food
  • Use kitchen equipment proficiently/ oven, microwave, toaster, and others
  • Clean the kitchen and kitchen equipment
  • Defrost and clean refrigerator/ freezer
  • Wash up
  • Maintain, clean and wear kitchen uniform
  • Use a till and handle money
  • Customer service and customer care.


The café serves:

  • Salads and light meals & snacks
  • Baguettes & sandwiches
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • In house buffets within the hospital


Opening times

The café is open to the public – Monday to Friday between 8.30am-2.30pm.


Contact Info

 (029) 20313912


Essential Links

Make a Referral
Agored Cymru Credit Based Learning

Soft Skills Development
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A La Carte, ALAC Unit, Rookwood
Fairwater Road, Cardiff, CF5 2XN

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