Treasure Chest and Creekside Café

  • Creekside Cafe

    Location: Creekside School
    Ages: 14–21
    Environment: Flexible, with both loud and quiet classes, up front and behind the scenes
    Directions: Written, visual, and verbal, single to multiple step
    Class Length: 30 minutes, 1–5 days a week

  • Description

    The Treasure Chest is a retail store at the heart of Creekside School. Students are able to purchase items in the store with tokens earned from their classroom re-enforcement systems. The store can be busy at times, but many opportunities are available for students to work on their pre-vocational retail skills with customers or behind the scenes.

    The Creekside Café is located within the Treasure Chest and sells student-made drinks and food along with hosting classroom birthday parties and other classroom events. Staff and students are able to purchase items in the Café. This creates a great environment to practice pre-vocational restaurant and shopping skills.

  • Tasks

    • Customer Service
    • Cleaning
    • Pricing
    • Stocking
    • FIFO (First In, First Out)
    • Operation of cash register
    • Food safety (hygiene, clothing, when/how to wear gloves, etc.)
    • Hosting
    • Bussing tables
    • Table service
    • Dish washing
    • Inventory of stock
    • Shopping in community (locating items in store, price comparison, asking for assistance, cashing out, safe lifting and loading)
    • Signing in and out
  • Skills

    • Punctuality and reliability
    • Clean and maintain work space
    • Respect and caring for others
    • Listen to and follow directions
    • Hygiene and appropriate workplace attire
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Perseverance
    • Leadership
    • Self-initiation
    • Self-advocacy
    • Problem solving
    • Asking for help
    • Attention to detail