Meet staff members at Northampton's Market Square eatery Cafe Track

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Thursday, 13th June 2019, 6:43 pm
Cafe Track staff with paralympic gold medallist Ellie" Robinson MBE and the former Mayor and Mayoress of Northampton.

This gallery shows staff at the Market Squares Cafe Track, which officially opened its doors in the Market Square in January this year, replacing the Plump Partridge cafe. The new venture benefits from the wood-fired oven used by the previous owners, which allows pizzas to be freshly made for sit-down meals. The cafe operates as a social enterprise where the profits are ploughed back into the business, which will enable it to help people on the autism spectrum into employment. The organisation behind the cafe, Track, has already been acting as consultants to Northampton firms on employing people with autism and helping them fit in. The cafe offers work placements - either managing social media, preparing food or serving - in order to enhance the skills of school-age people with autism.

Jack said Cafe Track has improved his social skills, and independence. He loves living in the county for the nightlife and being near his family. He loves the cafe for its friendliness, nice food, and social atmosphere.
Jacqui works at Cafe Track to help autistic adults access work. She loves the county for its countryside, community events in Market Square and Silverstone Circuit. She wants to spread the word about Track for its great pizzas.

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Tom is passionate about autistic people getting a job - as nationally only 16% of autistic adults are in full time employment. He is proud of Northampton and wants to provide a place for people to meet in the centre of the town.
Sharon likes Cafe Track as it helps people gain skills and confidence. She also loves making yummy food and drink. She loves Northants for the Cobblers and the friendliness. She said her cafe has a welcoming environment for all.
Owen works at Cafe Track for its opportunities. He likes Northampton for its many nightclubs, and he thinks its a peaceful town. He said people should try Track as every bit of custom is helping people with autism make progress.
Lauren wanted to work at Cafe Track as it's friendly and she can develop her skills. She loves Delapre Abbey, Abington Park and the Weston Favell Shopping Centre. She wants customers to try Track's deluxe hot chocolates.