Archive: July 2012

Bee Hive Update

The Clink Charity now has 10 hives that are sponsored by supporters of the charity and customers of the restaurant and have recently become an Associate Member of the Epsom Beekeepers Association. Each hive has been built by prisoners in the High Down workshops and are all currently in use within the grounds with another two due to go into use this month.
The Association has kindly trained 12 prison staff who have expressed an interest in beekeeping and volunteered to […]

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Chris Speaks at LACA Annual Conference

Chris Moore, chief executive of The Clink Charity, was invited to speak at the Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA) Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Hilton Birmingham metropole on Thursday 12th July.
Chris addressed the caterers who are members of The Association, which represent the school food industry, and introduced them to The Clink Charity and the work that we do.

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Al is a Judge at the Cateys

Last year, Alberto Crisci, director of operations and founder trustee, was rewarded for his outstanding contribution to the hospitality industry on Tuesday 5th July when he was awarded the Education and Catering award at the Caterer & Hotelkeeper’s annual Catey Awards. Al was presented with the award at last year’s event and was invited to judge the same category this year at the awards ceremony held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane on Tuesday 3rd July.
Congratulations to this year’s […]

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Graduate Update – July 2012

Over the past month four graduates have been released with them all going straight into full-time employment within the hospitality industry from front of house service to chef positions in the kitchen. Over the coming month we hope to release and place into employment at least another two prisoners.
We will bring you more graduate updates in our Cardiff Special newsletter in September.

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A pop-up Clink Restaurant

The Clink Charity is in the development stages of a pop-up restaurant concept which will, in turn, serve as a mobile training café. Using a large, converted  lorry, The Clink will be able to train category D prisoners, who will be released on temporary licence (ROTL) for the day and will join young people who are in line for conviction unless some intervention takes place, to take part in this unique training scheme. Trainees will make and serve hot drinks, […]

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Clink Cymru – Update July 2012

The builders, Galliford Try, were tasked with the job of transforming the old visitors centre at HMP Cardiff into a luxury restaurant which they have successfully completed to become the second ever Clink Restaurant – Clink Cymru.
It has been an arduous task, taking 16 weeks to complete due to a small extension being built to increase the size of the dining area to allow for up to 96 guests to dine at a time and several internal walls being moved […]

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