By Denis Sheehan MIH, Publisher, H&C News: An insight of the work done at Crumbs.
As Chair of Crumbs, a Bournemouth-based charity providing hospitality education and training for adults with learning and mental health disabilities, Prof. Peter A. Jones MBE FIH understands first hand the reality of their situations students face on a day-to-day basis.
At a recent Crumbs open-lunch event, Jones put on his chef’s whites and helped Bethany, a Crumb’s trainee make bread-and-butter pudding.
Jones said of his assignment: “It has been some years since I last wore my whites, but I’m pleased that many of those hard-earned chef’s skills had not deserted me.
“Working with Bethany and the other trainees at Crumbs is a very rewarding experience. It makes you aware of the challenges that people with this range of disabilities face in their everyday lives. That is why we are here and do what we do, to improve their lives and help them toward independent living and employment.”
Commenting on the bread-and-butter pudding, Head of Professional Training, Lee Whalley, was not entirely convinced that they needed quite as much double cream for the recipe. However, he did admit that the end result was extremely good and was much appreciated by the guests.
The Crumbs Project won the IoH Gregory De La Pena-Hall MIH Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Employer of the Year Award 2022. Learn more about the amazing work The Crumbs Project does here.