The café is situated at Dovetail Enterprise Dunsinane Avenue. We aim to provide good quality food and beverages for the workforce at Dovetail Enterprise and Dundee City Council staff at the Employment unit. Our opening times are:
We also offer high quality catering to the conference room situated in the Employment Unit which can seat 25 people or more theatre style, to hire this room and catering call 01382 810099 ext 244
The café offers training for adults with learning disabilities and/or health barriers to employment, providing skills and training to industry standards to give ‘Empowerment through Employment’.
Tayberry Café also caters for conferences and bespoke functions/ marketing requests.
Tayberry Café’s training programme offers the opportunity for individuals experiencing barriers to employment to gain essential skills development in a supportive and friendly environment. This programme is run as a partnership with Dundee City Council’s Supported Employment Unit.
These placements are unique as they are not time limited but rather each trainee experience is tailored to the individual’s needs. It is the role of our colleagues in employment support to enable individuals to move into employment within the hospitality industry upon completion of the training.
“Before I came to Tayberry Café I lacked motivation and I found since starting I have learnt new skills, built confidence in my ability to do the serving, look forward to coming into Tayberry Café, everyone is friendly.”
“I’ve been at Tayberry about 20 weeks now. I have learned a lot of new skills and enjoyed doing the work I need to do. I was not sure when I started but the staff their made me welcome and made it easy for me to work at Tayberry. When I do start a new job after Tayberry my skills will be better and I will understand it more what I need to do.”
“Before I came to here I was nervous and was nervous serving the meals to the workers and I kinda still do get nervous serving the hot meals in case I drop the plates but I’ve learned to take deep breaths and now I’m feeling more confident because I have Sharlene and Stewart are there to help with supporting me to make things easier. To finish off I have had the best time and I have had a good laugh, I don’t want it to end.”