The Bermondsey Community Kitchen welcomed prospective new trainees this week as The Prince’s Trust came to visit.
The group visited the Blue Market Square centre on March 15, where they were treated to some freshly-cooked lasagne prepared by the current trainees, before taking part in interviews with the centres instructors.
Colin Hills, outcomes executive at the Prince’s Trust, a charity that helps young people into employment, told the News: “Bermondsey Community Kitchen and the Prince’s Trust go hand in hand. It is perfect for us. They really are supportive of their trainees and young people.”
The kitchen and its trainees have prepared food for a number of Prince’s Trust events, and now the charity are looking to solidify their partnership by helping to find new trainees for the centre.
The kitchen was founded by Mike Donovan, owner of Dunns Deli, as a way to keep young people in south London off the streets and putting their energy towards an important skill.
The kitchen gives trainees a chance to learn new skills and receive a Level 2 City and Guilds qualification in professional cookery, setting them on their way to a new career.