Catering equipment company Nevilles UK has announced a new partner with Beyond Food Foundation, a charity that works with people who are at risk of, or have experienced homelessness.
The foundation helps people gain meaningful skills and employment within the hospitality sector with the provision of workshops, training and personal development linked to cooking.
Nevilles has provided the foundation's training kitchen Brigade Bar & Bistro the with more than £10,000 worth of kitchen equipment.
Simon Boyle, the founder of Brigade and the Beyond Food Foundation, which he started in 2004, has worked tirelessly to help homeless people across London rebuild their lives, sharing his passion, skills and knowledge of cooking and food with them.
Brigade opened in 2011, backed by professional services firm PwC and De Vere Venues. The social enterprise offers a bistro and bar, private dining, events and meeting spaces and a cookery school in central London. Brigade is also home to United Kitchen, a fully certified apprenticeship programme that provides employment and training opportunities to the Beyond Food Foundations beneficiaries.
Nevilles UK has also committed to providing each apprentice with a "back to work" package that includes a 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.