QCS Food Supervisor leaves recipe for success

Capricornia Correctional Centre’s Food Supervisor, Sean Dyer, has served his last meal last week following years of sharing skills with prisoners and providing for the community.

Capricornia Correctional Centre General Manager Paula May said people like Mr Dyer are essential in the daily running of prisons and the rehabilitation of prisoners.

“Designated prisoners in the centre prepare meals for their units with oversight, training and assistance provided by food supervisors,” Ms May said.

“By doing so, prisoners learn about food preparation, food quality and hygiene within prisoner accommodation areas, giving them the skills they need to assist with obtaining a job.”

Ms May said Mr Dyer had been instrumental in the daily running of the correctional centre and leaves a lasting positive impact behind.

“Mr Dyer reduced food costs while maintaining a high standard of quality, which we will continue to implement. This is particularly evident at the work camps,” she said.

“The centre also assists the Homeless Connect event in Rockhampton each year. Mr Dyer prepared sandwiches and cakes so they could be given to local homeless people.”

Mr Dyer said he was proud knowing the positive impact he had by sharing his skills with prisoners.

“Some prisoners enjoyed preparing food and said they would try it when they get released. “Others would bring me a recipe from home and ask to try it, which I was more than willing to accommodate when feasible,” Mr Dyer said.

“I am thankful to the team and thoroughly enjoyed my time at the centre.”