TAKE A SEAT: Members of the Kingaroy Men's Shed sit at the table they built for the Endeavour Foundation.
TAKE A SEAT: Members of the Kingaroy Men's Shed sit at the table they built for the Endeavour Foundation. Tobi Loftus

Endeavour Foundation to launch new cafe in Kingaroy

THE Kingaroy Men's Shed has donated the first of several new specially designed tables to the Endeavour Foundation.

Men's Shed project coordinator Eric Ford said it took a bit longer to design the tables as they had to be able to be used by people with disabilities.

"They made templates so the next ones can be simply manufactured,” Mr Ford said.

"They've actually cut two tables out recently with the templates. It's making it so much easier.”

Endeavour Foundation's Kingaroy site manager Paul Lowe said the tables would be used at the new cafe, which would soon be launched at the Kingaroy Kitchen.

Mr Lowe said the launch, planned for later this month and with furniture crafted by the Men's Shed and materials donated by Mitre 10, was the next step in bringing the Kingaroy Kitchen experience to tourists and the local community.

"We receive so much support from the local community and we're delighted to have schools and community groups reaching out to us with catering opportunities,” hesaid.

"That engagement and the positive feedback we've received really spurred us on to look at new opportunities.”

Mr Lowe said he was excited about the cafe's potential.

"My hope is that it will not only help us to ensure that Kingaroy Kitchen, as a business, remains viable but that it will also allow the teams to gain a host of new skills,” he said.

"It offers a chance for people with an intellectual disability to show first-hand just how capable they are and how much they have to offer our community.”

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