Charity

Show the Love

By Jenny Wilson, Project Manager, The Climate Coalition The Climate Coalition’s annual Show the Love campaign is highlighting the impact that climate change is having on food crops within the UK. As vital leaders in the food industry we would love to get your involvement in the campaign. The Climate Coalition is a group of …

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Good Day Productions event reflects potential of social hosting

Attendees at December’s Good Day Productions launch event said that social hosting was their number one choice for the second event. Well, there’s a surprise – it’s what you guys do best. Forty foodservice and supplier members keen to discover how to make the very best use of one of their most valuable assets – …

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How FRANK Water consigned plastic bottles to a watery grave

By Katie Alcott, Founder & CEO, FRANK Water It’s been a big month here at FRANK Water. We have stopped selling our spring water in single-use plastic bottles and we have launched a new campaign to encourage everyone to carry refillable water bottles and coffee cups and to ‘pledge to refill’. We’re a small social …

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Friends House helps men’s charity to have cake and eat it

  By Jamie Scott, Catering Manager, Friends House Two years ago, Friends House started working with the Douglas House Project (DHP) helping them to launch their social enterprise catering project, a bakery. Being a Quaker organisation, the staff at Friends House devised a set of commitments, one of these being to treat everybody equally and …

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Clink graduates: your solution to the skills gap

Chris Moore, Chief Executive, The Clink Charity For those of you that have visited one of The Clink Restaurants, all four of which are 3-star Food Made Good rated, you will be aware of our unique fine-dining experience that challenges perceptions whilst representing a genuine opportunity to break the cycle of crime, reduce re-offending and …

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Clink’s helping hand radically reduces re-offending

Chris Moore, Chief Executive, The Clink Charity New data released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) provides evidence that prisoners participating in The Clink Charity’s innovative hospitality training scheme are less likely to reoffend, with the report conducted by the Justice Data Lab (JDL) stating the charity has achieved a “statistically significant result”. Inside the …

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Tap into the great water debate

Have you succumbed to the drip, drip effect of constant pressure to serve tap water only, but regretted the significant loss to your bottom line? Or, perhaps you lie awake at night sweating over all those premium imported bottles of water you’re selling which, while they keep the accountants happy, are having a drastic effect …

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Don’t wait to get involved in National Waiters Day

By Margaret Raichura, Careers Manager, The Springboard Charity On 20th October, National Waiters Day returns to the UK – celebrating front of house careers with a difference. National Waiters Day is the brainchild of Fred Sirieix, the star maître d’ of Channel 4’s First Dates and General Manager at Galvin at Windows. It’s part of …

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Is good food ever surplus to requirement?

It’s harvest season – a time of plenty, when traditionally we celebrate and give thanks for the volume of food our farmers have produced over the summer months. The tonnes of wonderful food have been lovingly and tirelessly grown with the sole purpose of feeding a human stomach. But as countless studies by eminent organisations …

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