Archive: September 2012

The Clink Cymru officially opens

On Wednesday 19th September we officially opened the doors of The Clink Cymru at HMP Cardiff. Local businesses, suppliers, media and industry peers were present to help celebrate the opening of the second ever Clink training restaurant. We were delighted that Jeremy Wright MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), made one of his first public appearances since being appointed to his new role. Welsh-born Michelin star winning chef, Stephen Terry, who has been appointed […]


Supporters of The Clink Cymru

We would like to say a special thanks to the companies who supported the project including the following members of the FCSI (Foodservice Consultants Society International) who donated over £100,000 worth of their services and equipment for the kitchen and restaurant at The Clink Cymru – your generosity is outstanding.

Celltherm Coldrooms Ltd
Dawson MMP Ltd
European Water Care Systems
Gram UK Ltd
Halton Food Service Ltd
Hepburn Associates
Hubbard Ice Systems
Linda Lewis Kitchens Ltd
Meiko UK Ltd
Shelfspan Ltd
Standex Foodservice Equipment
Trak Hupfer
Williams Refrigeration Ltd

The Clink Cymru also […]


Christmas Cards designed by prisoners from HMP Send

The Clink Charity has joined up with the Michael Varah Memorial Fund (MVMF) to sell their charity Christmas cards, designed by prisoners at HMP Send, a women’s prison in Surrey, who are participating in the Michael Varah Artist in Residence art workshops. This residency is part of the Watts Gallery Art for All Big Issues learning programme, funded into a fifth year by the MVMF.
Five different designs are for sale in The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down, at £3 […]


Graduate update

Each Clink training restaurant is now able to train 43 prisoners at any one time, 10 working the floor in the restaurant, 14 cooking in the kitchens and four on the BICS cleaning course as well as 15 prisoners training in the farms and gardens department.
We have now trained over 150 graduates in the last two years and we have released 34 into full-time employment within the hospitality industry and we are still in touch with 31 of those graduates […]


New Clink Autumn Menus

Our autumn menus have been launched in both The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down and at The Clink Cymru at HMP Cardiff and will run until 23rd November. The menus run on a three week rotation, offering a selection of seasonal dishes, skilfully designed by Chef Al Crisci with the help of the prisoners in training. Many of the ingredients used in the dishes have been grown and harvested from The Clinks own farms and gardens departments where prisoners […]


News from the farms and gardens

At HMP Prescoed the prisoners have just finished building some raised flower bed boxes and some garden furniture for our herb garden at The Clink Cymru. The summer vegetables and salad items at the farm are coming to the end of the season and the autumn crops are coming along nicely. We are currently recruiting for a gardener and farmer to work full-time for The Clink Cymru to select and train the next group of prisoners.
At High Down we are […]


Festive bookings now open

If you are looking for somewhere special for your Christmas lunch this year, The Clink’s trainees have been working hard to create a mouthwatering, traditional menu that will make your festive get-together unforgettable.
Available from 26th November through to 21st December, we invite you to come and taste the delicious dishes that evoke the feelings of winter and the tastes of Christmas. Starters include homemade duck pate with plum chutney and toasted brioche with a traditional feast of free-range Norfolk turkey, […]


The Clink Cymru opens

In just over a week The Clink Cymru will open to the general public.  We’d like to thank everyone for their support in launching the second Clink restaurant.  We will be bringing you news of the opening soon but to be kept up to date with our latest developments, please ensure you subscribe to our newsletter.
We have some exciting plans for 2013 and look forward to sharing them with you over the next few months.


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