Having heard about the dramatic impact Adopt-A-School can have on childrens’ lives, Neil Fillbrook, managing director of Bank Brokers, decided that he wanted to lend his support.
Neil thought that the work done by the Adopt a School team was particularly relevant and in keeping with the people and skills shortages being addressed at H&C EXPO, where Bank Brokers and some of their associate companies are already taking part.
Since 1990, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Adopt a School Trust has been teaching primary school children about food, cookery, food provenance, healthy eating, nutrition, hygiene and the importance of eating together. Academy chefs and hospitality professionals deliver sessions ranging from taste and sensory to advance practical cookery and front of house, in the classroom, in restaurants and on farms.
So, how about helping the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Chefs? One phone call later to the H&C EXPO team and Bank Brokers were indeed able to help.
A table of ten and sponsorship of the Best School Chef Mentor category at The Mentor Awards has now been provided to the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Adopt a School.
CEO of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, Sara Jayne Stanes was delighted with the news saying:
“We are incredibly grateful to Bank Brokers for supporting Adopt-a-school at the inaugural ‘Mentor Awards’. Mentoring is at the heart of what we do as we believe that the key to a sustainable future for the industry is through educating young people about food at a very early age. The future of the hospitality industry depends on the next generation of talent understanding and appreciating food so having good mentors is crucial.”
We were told by Neil Fillbrook:
“My colleague Paul Thorburn Ex Captain of the Welsh Rugby Team will be leading play on the H&C EXPO Charity Golf Day for Bank Brokers. Paul is now looking forward to joining the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts table at The Mentor Awards for a very special evening recognising Chefs across our industry.
Enabling the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Adopt a School to sponsor The Mentors Awards will raise their profile further and doubtless provide some hard-working Chefs with a well-deserved night out with their peers.”