The Hallway CafeTransformation of the Social Enterprise
We developed a menu with a focus on scratch cooking methods where we make breakfast pastries fresh each morning, bake breads, braise meats, cook preserves, and start our soups from chicken bones and transform them into stock and on to savoury soups. We take each of these items and break them down into familiar ingredients like eggs or flour that would be common to any household.
We also focus on sustainability and food security in the design of our menus to teach the versatility of these base ingredients. We took the philosophy of sustainability in the kitchen and applied it to all aspects of our food service program; our entire lineup of food packaging, disposable coffee cups, & even our straws are made from renewable resources and are 100% compostable.
As a social enterprise we want to instill a social responsibility within the program. We have created avenues for excess product to be used at the Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) as well as to other programs within the city.
Because this is a working restaurant serving the public the youth in our program get a hands-on learning opportunity within a complete kitchen setting; utilizing specialized equipment such as the forno (pizza) oven, espresso machine, point of sale systems, and the combi-therm oven. We also focus on the development of teamwork, communication, time & resource management, and customer service as important work and life skills that will stay with them for life.
Menu FeaturesThese feature items are built from the suggestions and input of the youth within our program.
Feature SoupGinger Chicken Vegetable
Made with our in house chicken stock and seasoned with fresh ginger this soup is a little taste of home, with a little kick to clear those plugged sinuses.Read More
Feature SandwichClassic Deli Club with a sweet & Spicy Mayo
A Triple Decker classic with bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, & deli style turkey on a choice of white or brown bread.Read More
Feature PizzaPhilly Cheese Steak Pizza
From our forno oven a pizza crust topped with a garlic bechamel with roasted peppers & mushroom, julienne red onions, & sliced inside round of beefRead More
Our menuThese items are offered as part of our core menu that matches up with our feature menu options which change frequently. We are excited to also offer the ability to bring our fantastic food to you and your groups with our catering services.
Helping HandsIt has taken the gracious help of many others to get us where we are today.
It was Awesome - Twitter @Ian_Hosler
My delicious marble mocha coffee art made by Erin - Drinking coffee at the Hallway Cafe & Takeaway - Facebook
I need this in my life. Can it be on the menu next Monday? ;) - Facebook