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16th April, 2021

Ian Wenzel is one of our volunteers at Wishlist Coffee House Gympie. The self-confessed foodie loves learning from our Coffee House manager Jacques who is a French pastry chef.

The former principal has been volunteering since mid-2018 and says he often sees former students and parents drop into the Coffee House for a tasty treat.

Ian, why did you decide to volunteer?
Actually it was my wife who thought I needed something to keep me occupied for a day a week

When did you move to Gympie?
About 20 years ago. I am a former principal and taught all over the state.

Why do you like volunteering at Wishlist Coffee House?
It’s good mixing with other volunteers, and I’m a bit of a foodie so I like being around the kitchen. I do all the cooking at home. I also like that the money (raised) stays here in Gympie and we can see where it is being spent.

Have you picked up any good tips from Jacques?
Yes. I’ve learned a lot of food hygiene and preparation things, and cooking skills from Jacques.

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