A social enterprise working to train hundreds of apprentices into jobs and give thousands of people affected by homelessness new skills and a motivation for work, through its partnership with sister restaurant Brigade.
A grassroots charity that delivers training and employment to refugees, giving them essential entrepreneurship experience via the sale of high-quality organic bread across various London farmers market stalls.
A food surplus social enterprise that tackles food waste and food poverty by selling surplus baked goods through treat boxes, office pop-ups, and event catering. All profits are donated to charities addressing child hunger.
Food for Soul
A charity and group of worldwide community kitchens launched by chef Massimo Bottura, which combats food waste and promotes social cohesion through community lunches and a culinary training scheme. The lunch dining service at London's Refettorio Felix uses discarded food to provide three-course meals for free to rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerable community members in Kensington.
Headway East London
A charity that offers specialists support to those affected by brain injuries, where the food is cooked by, served and eaten alongside members, carers, and friends. Members run a lunch club Monday to Friday, feeding all at the centre and regular baking groups allow members to develop their own recipes, as well as the Headway Eats supper club.
A social enterprise providing a safe and professional working environment for women from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Luminary Bakery uses baking as a tool to empower women and equip them with transferable skills for the working world through courses, work experience, and paid employment within the bakery.
Made in Hackney
A local community food kitchen that aims to promote the health and environmental benefits of eating a local, plant-based, seasonal, and organic diet. The kitchen teaches communities the skills to grow, cook, and preserve their own food and runs a volunteer programme and training to support employability and ethical food entrepreneurship.
A cookery and language-based initiative where asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants struggling to access employment in the UK are given the opportunity to run their own cookery classes and teach their traditional cuisines to the public.
The Right Course
A social enterprise created by Fred Sirieix that seeks to transform staff restaurants in prisons operations resembling high-street restaurants, engaging with the hospitality community to offer ex-offenders placements in esteemed London restaurants, and also putting on events and supper clubs.
A speciality coffee training academy focused on fighting unemployment by nurturing Londoners into work as Baristas. Those who partake in Well Grounded's free eight-week trainee programme are provided a Barista qualification, paid work placement, and a guaranteed job. All profits are used to help people find work.