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Food Academy Plus – new round launched!

We’ve launched the next round of Food Academy Plus – our flagship employability programme – for people who dream of working in the food industry.

Across the programme, participants learn professional cooking skills, business skills and customer service. The course includes work experience in our Community Kitchen as well as the opportunity to run a food stall and setup a pop-up restaurant. All participants receive a free monthly bus pass.

Successful graduates of Food Academy Plus will receive a confirmed interview with one of our restaurant partners.

This is a full-time, intensive course running from Monday 5 March to Saturday 31 March.

To apply, complete an Application Form available here and submit by email to

Only 10 spaces available. The deadline for applications is Friday 16 February – but we advise applying early as invitations are organised immediately on receipt of application.  A full outline of the course is here.