Cafe @ The Track, as the name suggests, is adjacent to the athletics track at the Spring Hall Sports Facility on Huddersfield Road, Halifax. Overlooking the finishing line, and offering spectacular views of the rolling Calderdale scenery, the café offers the perfect vantage point to catch up with friends and watch local athletes excel on the track.
Our young people are at the very heart of everything we do
Ravenscliffe High School has a longstanding reputation for excellence in supporting young people into paid employment through its nationally renowned Springboard work related learning programme, and the café offers an exciting new opportunity to further this work.
Students work alongside trained chefs in the kitchen, as well as attending to front of house duties as they serve delicious food and drinks to our customers. Under the guidance of trained job coaches, they work towards relevant hospitality and catering qualifications putting them in good stead to move into paid employment in the catering industry, including in the café itself.
Investing in our young people
All profits from the café will be used to further develop the work related learning programme, as well as improve the wider educational experience of students at both Ravenscliffe sites.
The café is led by our award-winning chef Tony Mulgrew, Catering Manager at Ravenscliffe High School. Tony has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including Cook of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. More recently, Tony was named “Chef Manager of the Year” for 2018 at the Cateys Food Service Industry Awards.
Tony is supported by our wonderful café supervisor and qualified sous chef Wendy and, of course, countless young people with special educational needs who all offer a warm welcome with friendly, professional service.
All produce is locally sourced and of the highest quality. It is vitally important that local businesses are supported and we are delighted to offer products from a wide range of local suppliers, both in the meals we provide in the café and the take-home produce from our deli. This includes meats, cheeses, bread, biscuits and confectionery.
We promise that there is something for everyone here at Café @ The Track. We’d love you to drop by for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon tea.