Managing a school tuckshop means juggling a number of processes and can be a complex system, like running any small business.
In the relevant section below you will find information and templates to support each element of running the tuckshop.
Don’t forget you can contact us via the tuckshop help line (3324 1511) if you have questions about any of the materials or have a question not already covered. We love to hear feedback on new items to be included in the toolbox for the benefit of all members.
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Looking for a Supplier
QAST works with a range of excellent suppliers. This catalogue has been created to assist you to find the right ones.View Toolbox
This section provides best practice documents to support your most valuable resource - the staff.View Toolbox
This section provides information and tools to assist you recruit, train and retain your volunteer base.View Toolbox
This section contains useful information and links for determining financial goals and effective management of your tuckshop to achieve them.View Toolbox
This section contains samples and templates to ensure the smooth running of your tuckshop through clear, documented procedures and records.View Toolbox
This section provides useful links, information and templates to ensure safe food is provided to students.View Toolbox
This section contains information on factors to consider when planning your tuckshop menuView Toolbox
Online Ordering Systems
Technology can make life a lot easier in the tuckshop and by simply encouraging your customers to use online ordering systems you can gain valuable extra minutes at critical times in your food production system, generate daily production lists, access detailed reports and offer valuable services to attract new regular customers and increase sales.View Toolbox
This section contains information about the Queensland Government's Smart Choices Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Schools which is mandatory for all state schools and strongly encouraged for non-state schools.View Toolbox
This section of the tuckshop toolbox gives samples and templates on how to boost your sales using tried and tested ideas.View Toolbox
Good Food For Good Sport
Children doing sports can burn a lot of energy and will be hungry afterwards or even during the sporting activity, make the right food choices available for your young athletes.View Toolbox
Information on COVID-19 for the Tuckshop
Term 2 2020 is certainly going to look different for Queensland schools, with confirmation that students should learn from home where possible until at least week 5. What does this mean for tuckshops? In this section you will find a variety of resources to assist you whether that means you are taking time off and looking after your family; working from home; operating a tuckshop; or planning to re-open the tuckshop in the coming month.View Toolbox