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Page Updated: 22/06/2023

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Square Food Foundation

Organisation: Square Food Foundation
Suitable for: 16 - 18, 18 - 25
Location : The Park Centre, Daventry Rd, Bristol BS4 1DQ, UK

How to be a Chef course will start on 13 September 2023 , running for 12 weeks and finishing on 5 December with a break for October half term. They will receive a Level 2 BTec and a Food Hygiene Certificate, both of which are valued by employers in the food industry.

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More about the role

What will I be doing?

It’s a hands-on course where we will equip the young people with the skills and experience to work in the hospitality sector, while cooking a wide range of dishes using huge variety of ingredients. We have a lot of fun, cook and eat together and they will leave with a food education unlike any other. Please note that they would need to be at Square Food Foundation at The Park, Daventry Rd, BS4 1DQ for two days per week for the entire length of the course. Those days will be Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 4pm, and we need to ensure the places go to people who can commit to this and be on time every day. It is a demanding course so they need to have the energy to commit . They will be paid for any outside events that they put their hand up for. We will also support them to find a job in their area of interest in the food industry.

Who is this opportunity suitable for?

It is for 16 - 24 yr olds interested in working in food industry.

What age is this suitable for?

16 - 18, 18 - 25

Who will be there?

Charlotte and Abby will be holding interviews on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through June/July .If you know young people who would be interested then please get them to fill in the form online - with the link here . For more information please contact us on 0117 462 2686.

Start date and time

12 weeks from 13 September – 5 December 2023. Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 4pm

About the organisation

Who we are

We’re a charity that works to reduce hunger, improve health and bring people together through food and cooking. We've been teaching people to cook for 25 years. We offer free and subsidised cooking classes to groups including: young people NEET, older adults at risk of becoming isolated, adults and children with additional needs, local schools, women in sex work and more. By equipping people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to cook, we aim to improve healthy eating, diet and mental wellbeing. Alongside our free and subsidised programmes, we offer an exciting schedule of masterclasses, workshops, private hire and teambuilding. We are now also providing event catering across Bristol. All profits from these schemes go to the charity to fund our food education work in the community.


The Park Centre, Daventry Rd, Bristol BS4 1DQ, UK

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