Archive: April 2013

Vinum shows its support for The Clink Charity

Vinum, the respected wine merchant and importer  specialising in Italian wines, have been selling a wine called Valelapena Vino Roso which has been made by serving prisoners at the Giuseppe Montalto Prison in Alba, Piedmont in Italy.
The wine has been shipped over from Italy by Angelo Cane, managing director, Vinum and is being sold in some of the UK’s top restaurants and hotels and all profits Vinum make on this particular wine are being donated to The Clink Charity.
Renato Cristini, […]


Chris Moore judges the Diamond Standard Awards 2013

On Wednesday 27th March, Chris Moore, chief executive of The Clink Charity judged the inaugural Teflon Diamond Standard Awards competition held at the Abbot Hill Cookery School in Dorset.
The competition saw six teams of student chefs from across the UK battle it out in a live cook-off.
Sean Noonan and Dylan Fish from Wirral Metropolitan College in Merseyside were announced the winning team and received a selection of prizes including a cash prize and £2,000 worth of non-stick bakeware and cookware.
Chris […]


Clink receive special recognition at the Craft Guild of Chefs AGM 2013

We are honoured that our work was recognised by The Craft Guild of Chefs at their Annual General Meeting on Sunday 7th April at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London when we were presented with two College Certificates by John Retallick, Governor and Vice President of The Craft Guild of Chefs.
Al Crisci, director of operations and founder of The Clink and a member of The Craft Guild of Chefs attended the event and received the certificates on behalf of […]


‘A Collection of Art and Poetry’ available to buy on Amazon

We’re pleased that ‘A Collection of Art and Poetry’, a book containing over 100 pieces of work that have been produced by serving prisoners at HMP High Down is now available on Amazon.
Prolific author and independent filmmaker, Mark Norfolk edited the book which can be purchased on Amazon for just £8.95, or alternatively, bought directly at one of The Clink Training Restaurants.
The works of art featured in the book include artwork, pottery, poetry and drawings and proceeds from each of the […]


Corporate Events and Private Dining at The Clink

The Clink Restaurants also have private dining and event facilities at both HMP High Down and HMP Cardiff for a more personal and exclusive experience.
The Clink Cymru boasts a private dining room that can seat up to 24 diners for formal lunches or more personal, intimate gatherings with friends and family. A projector and AV facilities are also available providing the perfect place for meetings and presentations. The Clink Cymru restaurant is available for private events for up to 90 […]


The Clink Cymru opens its doors for evening bookings

Following a successful six months since the grand opening of The Clink Cymru at HMP Cardiff we now open the doors for dinner service for reservation-only bookings on the last Wednesday of each month.
Diners are asked to arrive at 6.30pm before enjoying a set four-course menu designed by chef Alberto Crisci and his team. The evening will conclude with coffee before diners vacate the restaurant by 9.30pm.
The 2013 dates for Wednesday evening openings are as follows:

24th April
29th May
26th June
31st July
28th […]


Spring 2013 Training and Graduate Update

It has been an extremely positive first quarter of the year so far with nine graduates completing their training and being released, from The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down, into hospitality jobs with a further four due for release over the next two months.
Six graduates, who have trained at The Clink Cymru at HMP Cardiff, have also been released into employment within the hospitality industry with a further eight due for release over the next two months.
This takes the […]


We’re recruiting for a support worker…

The Clink Charity is looking for a motivated Support Worker to join their team. You will work with prisoners within the prison and upon their release to ensure employment opportunities are maximised, reoffending is reduced and the quality of life for each client is improved.
Please click here for full details and how to apply.


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