Meet a Trader : Tennille – Miss Lacey Cafe + Wine Bar
The Secret of ‘ T ‘
Tennille started out with a Diploma in hospitality that she studied in Box Hill for for 2 years.
While studying, Tennille worked in a 5 Star Hotel as the Food and Beverages Attendant, while also working at La Porchetta Pizza Shop. Dedicated to the cause.
While juggling her normal everday life at this point, she managed to work her way up the Hotel chain and became a Supervisor. As time went by Tennille moved into events at the Hotel – For the next 9 1/2 years Tennille was the Event Co-Ordinator – Creative thinking, Strong Leadership skills, Having to have Time Managemnt skills was essential. One of the most inportant traits for an event co-ordinator is having the ability to plan and organize all aspects of an event.
Ready for a change Tennille studied Napoleon Makeup Academy and became a make up artist for Napolean Perdis. The strong Worker than T is, she worked her way up the ladder and found herself in an Area Management Role – this is where she really showed and could explore her creative side. 7 1/2 years later Tennille had side shifted into a wedding events supply business for Luna Wedding & Event Supplies.
T Heard a whisper that Bekendales was up for Sale – T Saw Potential !
Why is it called Miss Lacey ?
The cafe & wine bar is named after ‘Lacey St’ which is the intersecting street upon which they sit. The Lacey Family were one of the first families to inhabit the area from England. Gregory Lacey and his wife Sarah came to Australia in 1870 and in 1880 Gregory purchased 56 acres of land including the land that the cafe sits on. Gregory had the honour of naming the town, he decided to name it after his wifes home town in England “Croydon’ as his home town ‘Steeple Bumpstead’ did not have the best ring to it.
Tennille wanted to make a place for locals and vistors to enjoy a Breakfast, Lunch or an afternoon vino and charcuterie board, strongly supported and encouraged by partner Tamara and family, including Piper the little toy poodle.
What is the Next Step for T ?
The future plans that Tennille would like to put into place is to open up a couple of nights a week for wine and Tapas, The Cafe has just launched their new ‘Spring Menu’ Which Shane (Head Chef) encourage everyone to come and try.
There is a strong team of staff at Miss Lacey’s – Head Chef Shane & Phil. Maddy, Madd’s, Ash, Abbey, Cameryn and Ava. Tennille and her Team Welcome everyone in with a great smile and a friendly nature.
Favorite Dishes that are most popular in the Cafe if you cant decide would have to be Mushrooms on Toast, The number 1 dish : Avo Smash .
What do you see T do in her spare time ? Rollerblading is her new passion – a blast from the past and she enjoys socializing with friends, local wineries visits with local produce are a pleasant way to spend the afternoon!
I encourage you to drop past Miss Lacey’s and try for yourself, go and taste parts of the new Spring Menu avaiale now, you will not be disappointed !
Miss Lacey Cafe + Wine Bar
1/50 Main Street
Tuesday: 7.30 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday: 7.30am – 3.00 pm
Thursday: 7.30am – 3.00 pm
Friday: 7.30 am – 3.00 pm
Saturday: 7.30 am – 3.00 pm
Sunday: 8.00 am – 3.00 pm