Sarah Allan from Weymouth is the proud operator a new cafe which has opened at SafeWise learning village and community centre on Radipole Lane.
She found out about the Cafe SafeWise opportunity from firefighter husband Dave at the fire station next door.
He was part of the team which set-up the station and accompanying SafeWise learning village and community centre complex in 2011 and also delivered fire safety education.
Daughter Ashleigh and daughter in law Chantelle will also help out in Cafe SafeWise, which opens to the public from 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Sarah possesses a wealth of skills, experience and local contacts after a 30 year career spent working in hospitality in the south Dorset area, and is delighted to now run her own business.
She said: “I’m thrilled to be running my own catering business, especially at a venue which I know so well and is close to my heart.
“I’m looking forward to meeting and welcoming customers to Cafe SafeWise, and excited to be working alongside the SafeWise charity to grow the business in coming years.”
Cafe SafeWise serves all day breakfast, lunch, coffee, cake plus other refreshments to the general public, and also caters for companies that book meeting rooms or hold training events at SafeWise Weymouth.
SafeWise Weymouth Manager Ben Heath said: “We’re delighted that Sarah will be operating Cafe SafeWise.
“Having a professional catering service on site will be a huge asset both now and in the future as SafeWise develops its skills for life programmes for schools and other visitors, and as we build our conference, meeting and training centre offer.”