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The Social Diner with Chris King

Chris King will be helping us to celebrate our 6th Birthday on Friday 22nd September with an exclusive 4 course menu!
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Summer Freshlife course is here!

A five-day long interactive workshop that uses food as a catalyst to motivate and inspire people who have been at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness. Click here to find out more.

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Our Programmes

Beyond Food works with people who have been at risk of, or have experienced, homelessness to motivate and inspire them to gain meaningful employment.

We run three programmes that use food as a catalyst to motivate and inspire people. Our programmes are: Freshlife, Get Stuck In, the United Kitchen Apprenticeship and Out Front.

BFF programmes have grown from Chef Founder Simon Boyles’ food philosophy that food nourishes relationships. Throughout the programmes participants learn how to interact with each other, get to meet new people, and visit new places as well as gaining valuable employability skills, gaining confidence and boosting self-esteem.

For some Freshlife can act as a trigger for change within themselves, acting as the first step to reengaging with society, whilst for others it can give them the confidence and passion for cooking that is needed in order to start thinking about employment and moving their lives forward.

We work in partnership with Brigade, Tooley Street. Brigade is a unique social enterprise restaurant serving Great British classics that use seasonal produce. Formed from a partnership across the private, public and third sector, Brigade opened in September 2011 and since its launch has been the home of Beyond Food’s programmes.