Recognising the life experiences of many young people on our programme, Shoreditch Trust employs a person-centred model, exploring how difficult experiences are part of a life journey, rather than identity defining.
Our Young Chef programmes take place in the Waterhouse Restaurant and across community settings in Hackney, introducing young people to a professional kitchen. We work with schools, youth clubs and education providers to deliver 6-week courses including Introduction to Baking.
During school holidays, we run daily sessions in partnership with youth providers. Partner organisations in receipt of HAF (Holidays Activities and Food Fund) are offered cook and eat sessions in addition to the daily meals provided by Waterhouse Restaurant. The age range for holiday activities is broader, as statutory provision for HAF is for 6-19 (25 with SEND).
To refer a young person to the programme email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 020 7033 8500