Aims and goals
Our kitchen space has our team working together to create delicious and healthy dishes. The recipes we use are usually vegetarian or vegan, though we do cook with meat occasionally. Our aim is to use seasonal and local produce wherever possible we aim to achieve this by integrating our community green space with our kitchen by growing and using our own vegetables in the food we make. This will help reduce food wastage and the carbon footprint of the dishes, so they are good for the planet as well as for us.
Traineeships and qualifications
Our trainees spend time learning all aspects of working in a productive and vibrant kitchen. During this time they are equipped with the skills required for the commercial, retail, or hospitality industry, such as learning the protocol for proper food storage and food hygiene, in compliance with HACCP policy. By the time trainees have completed their traineeship, they will be qualified with a Basic Food Hygiene Level II accredited certificate, which is a transferrable qualification trainees can use in finding mainstream employment, and is especially useful for jobs in hospitality.