Beyond Food Foundation is a charity that works to motivate and inspire people who are at risk of, or have experienced homelessness to gain meaningful skills and employment within the hospitality sector. We do this through the provision of inspirational workshops, training and personal development linked to cooking.
In 2014, Beyond Food Foundation is delighted to announce a new partnership working with Nevilles UK. Nevilles UK has recently provided Beyond Food Foundation with over £10,000 worth of kitchen equipment for their training kitchen at Brigade where they deliver a host of training programmes and opportunities all of which are aimed at equipping people with the skills, confidence and motivation to move forward and seek employment. This equipment will enable Beyond Food Foundation to enhance the work that it does within the kitchen and ensure that everyone can take part and really Get Stuck In.
Simon Boyle is the vision behind Brigade and the Beyond Food Foundation. Since 2004 he has worked tirelessly to help homeless people across London rebuild their lives, sharing his passion, skills and knowledge of cooking and food with them. In 2011, backed by professional services firm PwC, and De Vere Venues, the UK's number one provider for meetings, training, conferences and events, Brigade opened. Brigade is a unique social enterprise that offers a bistro & bar, private dining, events and meeting spaces and a cookery school in central London.
Brigade is also home to United Kitchen, a fully certified appretniceship programme that provides employment and training opportunities to Beyond Food Foundations beneficiaries. In addition to gaining an NVQ Level 2 Qualification and professional work experience at Brigade, all apprentices receive a holistic support package delivered by the Beyond Food Foundation team. The aim is to support people to overcome personal barriers and barriers to employment and provide them with the skills and experience to build a sustainable career within the hospitality industry. Nevilles UK has also committed to providing each apprentice with a "back to work" package that includes uniform, safety shoes, professional chef knives and a Practical Cookery Book to support their learning. This contribution will be fundamental in building the long term success of both the programme and the apprentices.
Beyond Food Foundation is immensely grateful for the support from Nevilles UK and is excited to continue to grow and develop the partnership in line with the charities' ambitious aims and objectives.
To read more about the work of Beyond Food Foundation you can visit our website www.beyondfoodfoundation.org.uk or call us on 0203 6677205.