The Pavilion Food Van has rolled into East Preston. If you have a penchant for burgers and unconditional positive regard, there's only one place to go to get your fix.
The Pavilion is a school for students who have disengaged from, or been excluded by, mainstream schools and education providers. The school has long run programs to give students skills and nationally recognised certificates in hospitality. The latest venture has these students serving the community from a food van on the eastern side of the school grounds.
As part of their school-based traineeships, students are paid for the hours they work and learn valuable skills, attain accreditation and their certificates in hospitality that increase their employability for the future.
Burgers are named after some of the school's founders and fantastic teachers and leaders. The Howie Burger, a double beef, double cheese, bacon extravaganza is an ode to the school's co-founder, Josie Howie. The Mr Murray, with beef, salad, pickle and sauce is named after co-founder, Brendan Murray. If you're looking for a vegetarian option, never fear. The Indy, a veg pattie with beets, salad and cheese, is for you.
If you want to support students who are on a pathway to success in hospitality, head down to The Pavilion school grounds at 3 Sylvester Grove, Preston East, from Wednesday to Friday 4pm-8pm or Saturday & Sunday 9am- 9pm.