Before Larrew started working in the Boone Cafe Ole, she worked in a restaurant up until she was 20 years old, after that for a national gift store, and lastly she was the director of a child abuse prevention council in Boone County. She feels like all of these things have given her good qualities to work in the cafe.
“I think that it’s super cool that we have this cafe in Boone of all places. I think it’s a great opportunity to have a safe and fun place to hang out. The cafe makes our community more progressive which is helpful and I am grateful that the administrators included this in the redesign of the high school. Also, I really enjoy working here.”
When asked about what she enjoys the most about working in the cafe she answers, “I really love the kids. It is a surprise for me, because didn’t expect to like high school kids as much as I do. High school kids are known forh possibly be challenging, but I have not had any difficulties with them.”
The students are also happy with the cafe, senior Jackson Hull says, “I think the cafe is a great addition to our school.”
Larrew says the only thing she would change if she could are the dietary restrictions from the federal government because there is a lot of nutritious food that they are not allowed to sell in the cafe because of the restrictions. But all in all, the cafe has been a success.