“A TASTE of HOSPITALITY” starting Wednesday 14th September 2016

Pre-accredited training and pathways into further education in hospitality such as Certificate III in Catering Operations or Paddock to Plate Hospitality.

FEDERATION Training Bairnsdale Main Campus

48 Main Street, Bairnsdale VIC 3875

Thursday 15th September – understanding customer service and basic food and beverage skills

Friday 16th September – basic cookery

Thursday 22nd September – espresso coffee

Friday 23rd September;– career planning and pathways

Topics covered will include:

  • exploring the types of jobs and careers available in the hospi­tality industry
  • learning about good quality customer service
  • developing an understanding of what is required to work in the hospitality trade
  • developing teamwork and employability skills

How to Apply:
Contact Buchan Neighbourhood House on 51559216 or email buchanbnh@bigpond.com or GELLA office 0473217808

Book online:  https://www.trybooking.com/224754

Gippy Ag Chat 15th August 2016

In this issue

Catch the chat from our conference
– Our first scholarship
Chair on regional partnership panel
– Our EO to leave
Major wins for Gippy cheesemakers
– Dairy: we’re with you
– Patties buyout
– East Gipps beef conference opens
Casey food fest

Scholarships, grants, funding & awards
PLUS: LOTS of jobs!


Car Boot Sale! Saturday 29th October 2016 9am to 3pm

At the Buchan Butter Factory, Main Street, Buchan.

Commencing at 8am for sellers and 9am for buyers

We have room for sellers of

  • pre loved goods
  • Produce
  • Bric-a-Brac
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Cakes
  • Plants
  • Art and Craft Displays
  • Toys
  • Clothes
  • Household Goods and more.

 Community Groups welcome to have a stall for fund raising opportunities.

It is essential to book so that everyone has a fair go.  Car boot spaces are 1st in best dressed

Approved stallholders must have their own table and own shelter for the day and there is no power available.

Cost $6 Per Site or Car ($5 for early bird bookings with payment before October 4th, 2016)  Registration is not accepted without payment.  Proceeds will cover the cost of the site rental and project costs.  Registrations Close on Monday 17th October

Contact us at the Neighbourhood House on 51 559 216 or buchanbnh@bigpond.com for further information and we will send you  the registration form to book a space.

We are also looking for some help with the event and on the day. 

This is a dry weather event only.  If it is wet it will be cancelled.  50% of the entry costs will be refunded.

Someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure.  Recycle and re use.

September School Holidays Craft Day Tuesday 27th September 2016 10 am to 2 pm

Buchan Neighbourhood House

$5 per person

Including lunch and materials.

Lunch: Sausage rolls, sandwiches and fruit.

Activities include

Making Mobiles

Paper Plate Weaving


Paper Towel Roll flowers

Colouring In

3D hands

Black and White art work

Booking can be made via the Buchan Neighbourhood House on 51 559 216 or buchanbnh@bigpond.com

Please rsvp by Monday 21nd September

Buchan Flower and Arts n Crafts Show Photography Competition and Display 2016

A rural and rustic country show showcasing a beautiful display of roses and cut flowers, locally made crafts, produce and photos.

This year we have a special section for all ages.  Colouring In to incorporate the ever growing interest in colouring in books as well as a car boot sale at the Buchan Butter Factory on Saturday at 9am

All Handwork, Craft & Art to be entered on Thursday 27th October from 2.00 pm until 6.00 pm.

Produce, flowers and potted plants can be entered on Friday night between 5 – 6 pm or on Saturday morning between 7.30 and 9.00 am – No later

Photos can be entered throughout the year.

Entries are open to everyone.

Flower show doors open at 12 noon after judging and 10am at the photography on Saturday until  5pm and from 10am to 4pm at all venues on the Sunday.

Cover Flower Show Download here

Cover photographyDownload here

Schedules are available from the Neighbourhood House or General Store and Roadhouse

Massage Tuesday 16th August 2016

From 10am to 7 pm

Sharon Dent is available for Massage and Natural Health Care at the Buchan Neighbourhood House

Relaxation, Aromatherapy, Sports Therapies, Remedial Massage Therapy, Pre and Post Natal and baby Massage, Naturopathic Consultations.
Available for adults and children of all ages
$60 one hour session
For further information and bookings
Contact the Buchan Neighbourhood House
Sharon Dent on silvaaust@gmail.com (04) 6838-7524
W Tree Bookings ring Julia 51 550 353

Sourdough and Ciabatta Bread Making Thursday 8th September 2016 10 am to 2pm

A 4 hour workshop With Qualified Chef Christiane Philip from the Culinaire Cooking School, Swan Reach

@ the Buchan Neighbourhood House in our new beaut kitchen

Cost $70

Book early as there are only 5 places.  Bookings only accepted with payment.  ph 51 559 216 or email buchanbnh@bigpond.com

Welcome Coffee, apron and all equipment provided

This workshop is for those who would like to bake fresh bread at home with no need for a special bread oven.  We teach you all about the right ingredients, how to make white and rye starters, how to make a sponge for Ciabatta bread.  Shaping and proving your loaves then baking your bread to take home.  Recipes are also provided.  We bake with organic flour making it taste like bread should.