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Queensland Association of School Tuckshops


Browse our collection of tasty tuckshop recipes or submit your own.


Check out our courses on food safety, convenor training and how to make a profit.

Resources Centre

Tools to help run a profitable, safe and healthy food service for your school community.

Recipe of the Year

Celebrates and showcases wonderful recipes from Queensland tuckshops.
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Our latest news

Have you ever made a new year’s resolution, only to find it broken before school even starts? More than half of all resolutions fail, with one third not making it past the end of January....
19 July 2022
An inclusive tuckshop menu is one that caters for the entire school community.   Children follow special diets for many reasons, including allergies, food intolerances,...
19 July 2022
To support and empower tuckshops to become more financially viable, in 2019 QAST worked closely with 21 Queensland schools in the Tuckshop Turnaround Project. The project was funded...
28 June 2022

Tuckshop-friendly recipes

Browse our extensive range of tuckshop-friendly recipes to help inspire you and revitalise your tuckshop menu.

The 2021 Recipe of the Year, which is proudly supported by Health and Wellbeing Queensland, was awarded to Deanne O’Neill from Currajong State School.

This delicious Asian Chicken Salad is a light and easy salad option, packed full of variety and flavour....
Vegetarian, Vegan Egg Free & Nut Free Simple Mexican dish, packed full of flavour and veggie goodness. Great for high...
Served with mint, honey and yogurt dressing



Best practice documents to support your most valuable resource – your staff.


Implement clear, documented procedures and records in your tuckshop.


Information and tools to assist you in recruiting, training and retaining your volunteer base.


Learn how to market to your diverse school communities and maximise your sales. 

Healthy School Events

Make school events healthy and fun and a leaning opportunity for children.  

Sustainable Tuckshops

See how to make healthy and environmentally friendly food choices.

Menu Planning

The menu controls the heart and soul of a tuckshop operation – the food.

Online Ordering Systems

Use online food production systems to make life a lot easier in the tuckshop.

Smart Choices

Understand the Queensland Government’s Smart Choices Strategy.


Determine your financial goals and learn how to effectively manage your tuckshop to achieve them.


News and resources for dealing with COVID-19 in school tuckshops.

Food Safety

Useful links, information and templates to ensure safe food is provided to students.

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