Originally Posted by Oblivia View Post

Out of curiosity, does she have other hospitality experience?

yes she has experience working in 5 star hotels in Bangkok, and has also ran my bar for a while too
since we got back she has done her RSA (obviously a necessity here), and the food higiene course as well
being Melbourne (coffee fanatics) there are alot of jobs for baristas or cafes that list coffee making as a job requirement
I guess I just assumed most of these cafes want new staff to hit the ground running and dont want to train up newbies (I know I wouldnt!)
Fledz - i know what your saying , but I think the fact she is non-Australian, arming her with some qualifications cant hurt, and for $100 for a 3hr basic barista course its not alot of skin off my nose

cheers for the responses