Abbevilles Restaurant & Catering
Established in 1992 Abbevilles restaurant is a First Step Trust (FST) initiative which provides on the job training and access to qualifications to people with mental health problems and other disadvantages. When you use the services of Abbeville’s you’re not only getting a professional and competitive service, you’re also making it possible for FST to provide training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged members of our community.
Location: Abbevilles restaurant, 88 Clapham Park Rd, London, SW4 7BX
Hardie Park Projects
Hardie Park is a community-led family park and open green space. Local residents took ownership in order to develop and enhance the area for the benefit of the local community. Their community cafe is run by volunteers where customers can enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere inside the cafe or relax and enjoy the peaceful park from their wonderful decking.
Location: Hardie Park Cafe, Hardie Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 0PB
Blackburne House Bistro
A public restaurant and bar, using 95% locally-sourced ingredients and offering a wide range of health and delicious meals. Food is subsidised for both Blackburne House staff and students, and paid employment opportunities are given to those with learning difficulties who may struggle to secure employment elsewhere.
Location: Blackburne Place, Liverpool, L8 7PE
Migrateful is a cookery and language initiative where asylum seekers, refugees and migrants struggling to access employment in the UK due to legal and linguistic barriers, teach their traditional cuisines to the public.
Brigade Bar + Kitchen
The Brigade Bar + Kitchen offers you a fun and interactive space, from working with a laptop and a coffee, dining in their lovely restaurant or enjoying one of their “Feasting Rooms”. Brigade and Beyond Food Foundation have trained hundreds of apprentices into jobs and given thousands of homeless people new skills.
Location: The Fire Station, 139 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ
Shine is an extraordinary, Leeds-based conference, meeting, and events centre, with modern services, based in a beautifully converted Grade II listed building. Enjoy their inspiring food with your meeting room booking, at our fair-trade café, or delivered to you anywhere in their lovely city. They’ve built a sustainable way for their customers to help them Raise Aspirations and Create Opportunities for non-violent women ex-offenders, local children, entrepreneurs, artists, and the environment.
Café Art’s mission is to empower people affected by homelessness through their art, photography and entrepreneurship. Their vision is that formerly homeless people will be empowered through their art, actively involved in a social enterprise that helps other people in similar situations by hanging their art in cafés, exhibitions and by participating in the annual photography project and calendar.
The Boulevard Deli
A small, social enterprise, family-run Deli Cafe with a dedication to providing quality food, using great ingredients, cooked with passion and which have been locally sourced where possible. They aim to provide a relaxed, informal environment to meet, drink and grab a bite, while their emphasis is placed on friendliness. They welcome children and dogs with well-behaved adults and have disabled facilities.
Location: 24 The Blvd, Manchester, M20 2EU
Cook for Good
Cook for Good is a social enterprise that turns your team building budget into a force for good. They provide corporate cooking experience for teams of all shapes and sizes, bringing people together to cook, laugh and learn while creating a healthy, hearty meal for homeless and vulnerable people.
The Clink Charity
Their restaurants are situated within working prisons and all of their food is lovingly prepared and served by prisoners in training. The Clink provides prisoners with an opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications in catering and horticulture. They then support the graduates to help them secure accommodation upon release. This offers them a real chance to return to the community with the ability to turn their lives around which will cut crime and improve public safety.
Everything at Cradle is suitable for vegans because they believe a plant-based menu promotes a healthy, compassionate lifestyle with minimal environmental impact. Whether they’re supporting a local certified farmer, a local allotment grower, or just a neighbour with a big apple tree, they always chose to reduce food waste and keep their money circulating in the local community. Reducing food miles and eating locally grown, organic seasonal food is better for the planet, small farmers and the community’s economy, and it’s a great way to keep in step with the natural world.
Location: 40 North St, Sudbury, CO10 1RD
The Dusty Knuckle Bakery
At the Dusty Knuckle Bakery, we believe that all young people regardless of background should feel confident and supported in building themselves a legitimate and financially independent future. We are building a sustainable business that will provide training and employment to young people who are prepared to work hard and learn.
Location: Abbot Street Car Park,London, E8 3DP
Edinburgh Food Social
Edinburgh Food social has shared its passion for local, sustainable and seasonal food through hands-on cookery classes, workshops, school projects and community meals, affecting well over 1000 people. They believe that everyone in Scotland deserves to have access to the great produce they have on their doorstep and the means to cook with it if they want to.
Location: The Wee Food Hub, 96b Constitution Street, Edinburgh
Bursting with quality ingredients, Unity Kitchen’s food is healthy and wholesome whether you’re grabbing breakfast to go, socialising over lunch or ordering party food to impress. But that’s not all; Unity Kitchen is a social enterprise. They use the money you spend to create jobs and apprenticeships for people with disabilities to build careers in catering.
Fat Macy’s is a social enterprise, training and supporting young Londoners living in temporary accommodation, with the aim to help them move into their own homes. Their trainees work with professional chefs, creating a recipe that helps young Londoners make the journey from hostel to home.
Location: 14 Lemsford Road, St Albans, AL13PB
Waterhouse Restaurant (Shoreditch Trust)
Waterhouse Restaurant is a social enterprise run by Shoreditch Trust since 2008. Featuring an open kitchen, visiting Waterhouse offers a ‘behind-the-scenes’ insight into the restaurant world and Shoreditch Trust’s Blue Marble Training. The culinary training scheme welcomes 16-25 year olds facing difficult circumstances, providing professional chef training, pastoral support and guidance. Proceeds from the restaurant contribute to the training programme.
Location: 10 Orsman Rd, Shoreditch, London, N1 5QJ
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