She struck gold after being chosen from Glasgow's unemployed to take on the role of supervisor at a cafe that will recruit staff with disabilities and learning difficulties.
The Spoon cafe has been launched by Unity Services, a Trongate-based inter-church charity that provides a range of services. These include carer centres, housing support, community care, education, training, business partnerships, a travel agency and cafes.
Charity bosses have been given exclusive access to the East End building site, which will have a workforce of 600 by the end of the year.
The cafe, based in portable cabins, will provide, breakfast, lunch, hot drinks and snacks.
Unity Services has been chosen by the City Legacy Consortium, which is developing the village in Dalmarnock.
Due to be completed in early 2014, it will house 6600 athletes and officials from around the world, before being transformed and extended into a city community.
Katrina is delighted to be working after being unemployed for six months while caring for an infirm relative.
She said: "It's really rewarding to support colleagues with learning disabilities.
"I feel like Unity Enterprise has helped me and now I feel I am giving something back."
The cafe is expected to be staffed by up to six workers from across Glasgow.
Katrina said: "I love coming to the Athletes' Village every day and being involved in such an exciting project."
George McSorley, chief executive at Unity Enterprise, said: "The opportunity to be involved in such a prestigious project as the Athletes' Village will ignite confidence in the people who work with us or use our services."
The catering contract was advertised on Glasgow City Council's business portal and Unity Enterprise was backed by bosses at City Legacy, which is providing a range of community benefits for the East End, including employment and training opportunities to local people.
Consortium spokesman Ed Monaghan said: "We are delighted to have the Spoon Cafe on site, reinforcing our commitment to provide local jobs to local people during this regeneration development."
Councillor Archie Graham, council spokesman for the Games, said: "This shows that all types of local individuals and organisations are sharing in the social and economic legacy of the Games.
"We have always aimed to involve as many people, businesses and organisations in the Games because this way we can ensure the greatest benefit possible for the city."