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New careers being cooked up by Shiregreen jobseekers

23 November 2017
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A group of aspiring chefs from in and around Shiregreen are stirring up success for future careers after establishing a new catering service thanks to the Blend project.


Funded by Sanctuary Housing, the participants are taking part in a 12 week programme which is seeing them learn culinary skills and provide tasty meals for the lunch club at Shiregreen United Reformed Church.

Food hygiene accreditation

The free course is also giving the trainees the opportunity to earn a food hygiene qualification, a vital requirement for a future career in catering.

“A valuable community-led project”

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, added: “Blend is a valuable community-led project that’s helping local prospective chefs to build up vital skills.

“One of our main aims is to support our residents to access training opportunities that are important for future employment and the Blend project is really helping us to achieve this.”

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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