Well done James!

Author: Chris Elliott
Posted: 06.05.2022

Well done James!

Our cafés and catering business play two important roles simultaneously:

  • they are how we generate most of the revenue for The Feed

  • the profits then allow us to provide opportunities for people and enable us to prevent poverty, hunger and homelessness in Norwich.

We have several projects which motivate people on their path back to employment. One of these is a supported work experience programme. This gives people 40 hours in our cafés and catering teams spread over roughly 8 weeks. James is someone who recently completed his programme with us.

His journey with us began when he contacted The Feed himself. He has trained as a chef in the past and had a passion for local produce and foraging. He explained his goals were to build his confidence and a sense of routine and structure in his life. In the longer term he'd like to run his own café or restaurant.

Our team saw how dedicated James was during his time with us and his confidence grew by being part of our team. He also gained his Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate. We supported him as he create a CV and he then successfully applied for a job at a local café where he has a part time role. Congratulations James!

How to apply

If this could support could help you or someone you know, the details and how to apply are here.

You have helped me find my inner smile that had been buried for safety. I now just want to continue to shine.
Bloom project participant

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