Young people taste success

By Matthew McKew

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Young people taste success

Foyer residents Beth and Lauren with course tutor, Michelle Newton, and Foyer residents Emily and Katy, catering for the Spectrum Property Care Board Meeting.

YOUNG homeless people at the Foyer in Ryde have demonstrated their newly acquired catering skills by serving up a meal for bosses at Spectrum Housing.

Seven residents, at the 45 room building for homeless 16-25-year-olds, have achieved NCFE Level 1 Demonstrating Enterprise and CIEH Level 2 Food Hygiene qualifications.

The course, funded through the IW Council's Audit Community Learning Grant, taught students bread-making and catering skills.

The Foyer is owned by Spectrum Housing Group and the successful students prepared a meal for a Spectrum Property Care board meeting to show off their new skills.

The young people are now hoping to create pop up cafes to raise money for charity.

Course tutor Michele Newton, from the Four Seasons Cooking Academy, said: "The young ladies have worked incredibly hard, learning and preparing a wide range of baked products, from breads and pizzas, to cakes.

"They’ve successfully catered for Spectrum events and the recent Spectrum Property Care board meeting, from which they have received rave reviews. I’m so proud of their achievements and hope they continue to develop the enterprise and baking skills that they’ve learnt during the ten-week course."


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