Neil Forbes shows support for Edinburgh Food Social’s community enterprise
Neil Forbes, chef director at Cafe St Honoré in Edinburgh’s New Town, has partnered with Edinburgh Food Social to offer a 3-month apprenticeship to an early school leaver keen to pursue a career in the industry.
Steve Brown, the Head of Education at Edinburgh Food Social said:
“This scheme couldn’t have come at a more important time. Along with many industries, hospitality is in turmoil right now, and we’re excited to give this group of young people the opportunity they so richly deserve.”
Neil said: “Working with young people produces very powerful results that have a ripple effect back into the communities they come from, as well as within the restaurant’s working environment.
It’s up to me as a chef to make sure I help teach the next generation, to pass on skills and stories. Being a chef is about so much more than just cooking. There’s sourcing, being part of a team, and all the emotions that go with that.
It may seem insignificant, but the chefs that are partnering on this apprenticeship scheme are literally changing people’s lives. And I’m sure we’re all proud to be able to contribute.”
As well as Cafe St Honoré, other apprenticeship partners include Edinburgh Larder, Contini, First Coast, Angels with Bagpipes, Howies, Twelve Triangles and l’escargot bleu.
The apprenticeships begin this week.
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