This is a restaurant with a difference as the food is prepared cooked and served by ex offenders who have found a passion for food and in doing so they are entering into a worthwhile profession where they can be proud of their efforts and the changes they have made in their lives.
The sole aim of The Clink Charity is to reduce reoffending rates of ex-offenders by training and placing graduates into employment upon their release, with the support of Her Majesty’s Prison Service. The charity offers a genuine opportunity for prisoners to change their lives, giving them true-to-life work experience and nationally recognised NVQ City & Guilds food preparation, food service and cleaning qualifications. The charity represents a genuine opportunity for change, offering prisoners the chance to gain food preparation, food service and cleaning qualifications as well as experience within an exciting, operational business and in-depth guidance to find full-time employment within the hospitality industry upon release.
The Clink Charity also operates the Clink Restaurant at HMP Cardiff and HMP Brixton in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service. The Clink Charity is in the process of rolling out this concept in other UK prisons – the fourth restaurant is due to open at HMP Styal in 2015.
Don’t expect to find a file in the cakes…just to find amazing food cooked to perfection and served with style.