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The aim of the Outreach Programme is to deliver a flavour of Fifteen to youth groups and individuals with a view to spreading a passion for food and cooking, as well as signposting young people to opportunities within the restaurant industry, including our Apprentice Programme. This is achieved through inspirational talks, workshops, short courses and taster days in the Fifteen kitchen.
In an average year, hundreds of people will have participated in one of Fifteen's tailored activities. Priority is given to young people aged between 14-25, organisations that work with these young people and individuals of all ages from the local community. Some affiliates include The Prince's Trust, the Spitalfields Crypt Trust, Genesis Housing, and the Care Leavers Foundation to name a few.
Ajay Gajree, Health & Wellbeing Coordinator at Look Ahead Housing and Care said: “The Bitesize programme between Look Ahead and Fifteen proved successful and ultimately increased the confidence and self esteem of our young customers, giving them a sense achievement. Their families, support workers and I have seen a positive change in all of the customers that attended. I enjoyed working with all the staff at Fifteen and am amazed by the by the passion and commitment shown by both staff and apprentices to produce a programme that reaches young people and changes their lives for the better. Fifteen’s Outreach Programme is great way to make a true difference to young people.”
Brent Clark, Spitalfield's Crypt Trust: "The trainees returned absolutely buzzing from their day at Fifteen. One of them is now speaking about doing some proper chef training. These Outreach days are not just a jolly for us. They really do help us to meet our aims of raising our trainees' expectations, hopes and self-esteem"
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