Imparting skills, confidence & inspiration.

 

 
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WHO WE TEACH

not just your usual hotel school!

Our students are from a very wide variety of backgrounds and are of different ages. They are either homeless, rough sleepers or seeking refuge. They all have one thing in common: they want to change their lives.

Students are referred to us by The Passage in Victoria, but also by a wide range of homeless outreach charities across London such as St Mungo's and Thames Reach. Our world class teaching and mentoring is designed specifically with these challenges in mind, yet very much focusing on the future.

 

WHAT WE teach

We teach all the core skills of the hospitality industry

 

 
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BAR & COCKTAIL SKILLS

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COOKING

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RESTAURANT SERVICE

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BARISTA & COFFEE

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HOUSEKEEPING

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NUTRITION

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RECEPTION & CONCIERGE

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MANAGING FINANCES

 
 

HOW WE TEACH

We have a unique approach

 
 
 

PRACTICAL TRAINING
We look at and play with food. We make coffee using specialist machines. We get our hands dirty.

GETTING OUT THERE
We visit restaurants, coffee houses, kitchens, farms, markets and hotels across London.

TEAMWORK
We get people working together, building human skills.

MEETING THE HEROES
Leading professionals from across the industry host, address and inspire our students, and deliver their insight.

CONFIDENCE
One of our most important goals is to build confidence over time,  through teamwork, experience and mentoring.

SUCCCESS STORIES
Returning graduates come to share inspiration.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

HOSPITALITY IS REWARDING AND FUN. WHY CAN'T LEARNING IT BE?

 

 

EXTRACT COFFEE BARISTA MASTERCLASS
3 skilled Baristas make artful coffees with our students in practical, hands-on Masterclasses.

SIMON BOYLE: BEYOND FOOD
We draw upon Simon’s unique and practical knowledge of getting people back on their feet.

PUTTING ON THE RITZ
A visit to the world's most famous hotel, hosted by it's celebrated Head Chef, John Williams.

THE GORING: BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT
A multi department tour of The Goring, with customer service sessions along the way.

THE PARK PLAZA DEMOS
Celebrated culinary and cocktail demonstrations at their River Thames location.

COOK! WITH ASHLEY
Hands-on cooking demos in the kitchen, with the charismatic Aussie Chef, Ashley.

HOUSEKEEPING MASTERCLASS  
Students arrive to a messed up training room, and have to clean it together with the help of the Goring head housekeeper, Fernanda Lewis.

WORLD’S TOP CONCIERGE
Customer service insights by Big John from The Goring, Travel & Leisure's top concierge in the world.

THE BENEFITS CALCULATOR
An in-depth calculation of the pros and cons of coming off benefits and standing on your own two feet.

THE BIG EVENTS
From extra special Royal gatherings, to opportunities to develop live skills, in front of paying guests.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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