We are a group of passionate people who have come together because we believe that all people need a place of community, belonging and encouragement.
Connections Cafe provides a casual environment for people to chat over a cup of coffee, tea and a freshly prepared lunch. It is a place where people can enjoy each other's company over a meal - a place where all are welcome.
We have a wonderful team of people that are heading up this initiative, including Lisa Ireland, Registered Dietitian. Starting this cafe has been on her heart for many years and she is excited to see it taking shape!
Lisa has been a dietitian for over 25 years and has a variety of professional skills and volunteer experience. Lisa shines in helping people learn and meet their goals with regards to healthier living, along with practical opportunities to learn different skills. She loves to cook and describes herself as a "foodie". She has also lived with food allergies all her life and so has learned to be creative in the kitchen. Lisa believes food can and should be tasty and nutritious and, as a dietitian, she believes that all foods can fit into a healthy diet – one of her favourites is chocolate!
Cooking is always more fun with others! Helping her community get to know each other and make deeper connections are what makes Lisa tick! Her goal is to empower others to cook well and creatively, always with a mind to healthy eating and stretching food dollars ... we believe an exciting time is at hand!