Saturday, July 30, 2011

the careers expo and south melbourne market

Today I went to the Herald Sun's career expo. It was free for me because I got the ticket through Catalyst a student magazine.
Fridays at the careers expo is the day that the schools come. Hence it was packed there.
But I did get to sample a free hot coffee from Hospitality training Australia- this is a place that does training for students about coffee making and wait staff. They said that it was important that students get trained on how to use the coffee machines, coffees and other stuff before they work as wait/bar staff. It is about $105 and it goes for about ten weeks. The school is in the city.
There are lots of other courses on offer for students. There was another school offering to teach students on being a barista.
Wangamama is looking for people to be wait staff. They are offering jobs at the expo.
You can look for jobs online at
Also Youth Central has lots of information on managing money.
There were lots of performances on the day such as VU's science show.

After that I went to the South Melbourne Market on the number 96 tram (about five minutes from the careers expo). It's in zone 1. I could happily live here. Here it is a student haven. Everything here is under $10. The bakery in the food court had a special of 3 loaves of bread for $5. OMOMOMOMOM!!!!
There's another bakery outside which did a special of $5 per loaf of bread, but I already had bread at home.

At PADRO coffee house where they make their own blend

The coffee machines which you can buy here

At the spice and oil shop opposite PADRO's

At the organic shop buying popcorn

Then there are fruit and vegetable stalls which sold everything for under $5 a kg. I didn't have a chance to go into the meat and fish section so I can't comment on that.


Today I went to Victoria Market and I came across a place called Gozlemes. With that name I thought that they might be selling the gozameles (A Turkish bread). But no such luck. They did however sell Turkish coffees, boreks, pitas, cakes and other Turkish Delights.
It is in zone 1 and in the city saver zone. Here you can catch a tram going on Elizabeth st towards the north and get off at the Victoria Market stop. There it is only just a few minutes walk
The decors is very lovely and comforting. The ambiance is not as loud as 3 Degrees and I did actually end up having a good time.
The server there was very friendly and she seemed to know a lot about Turkish coffee.
Their coffee is supplied by Jasper coffee. This is one of the coffee brands that I really liked.
I had the borek and Turkish coffee deal for $7.90.
The Turkish coffee is supposed to be without milk but people can order milk if they want. Its supposed to be strong and not so sweet. It tastes a bit bitter, but none the less I liked it. The Turkish coffee came with a Turkish delight. Although it is a bit small I did enjoy the coffee punch.

The pastry was a bit thinner than the filo pastry and I really enjoyed eating the borek. It was so yummy.
The Turkish delight was really sweet and it added the sweetness to the coffee.
All in all I had a really good time here. I'm not sure if they are mentioned in the Age good cafe guide but they should be if they aren't.
Students you will really enjoy coming here and Eat and be merry for tommorrow we diet blog, The chronicles of Ms I hua and Miss Adriennely should come and check it out
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