The ‘Food Cell’ is an exciting venture run by Key4Life to help participants develop invaluable enterprise skills and gain meaningful employment. Former young offenders and those at risk of going to prison, working together with the support of partners, have been in from the beginning on this venture to help design, reconfigure and equip a prison transport van to sell locally-sourced, quality burgers.
With the strapline "Releasing potential through quality food", the 'Food Cell' aims to help participants gain experience and paid work in customer service, communication, valuable business skills, along with hospitality and book keeping. So far, over ten young men have undertaken training, including burger-making at Home Farm Shop, ready for the launch on 30th May at the Royal Bath & West Show in Somerset.
The Food Cell will be appearing at other festivals in the South West, including St Paul's Festival in Bristol offering delicious locally-sourced burgers.
This inspired initiative has been made possible thanks to vital funding from the NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fundand CHK Charities Limited. Also, with help from Geometry(Ad agency), Bad Boys Bakery(HMP Brixton), Home Farm Shop(Kingweston), Montgomery Cheese(Somerset), along with expert advice from Daniel Priestley(Author and Entrepreneur).
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Photos: Cooking the first burgers as part of the training before the launch on 30th May