Archive: June 2016

‘Inside Story’ lunch at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Cardiff

Due to popularity of other ‘Inside Story’ lunch events at The Clink Restaurant in Surrey and London, group restaurant ambassador Vic Laws will be hosting a four-course lunch at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Cardiff on Thursday 14 July.
Enjoy a delicious and seasonal lunch, cooked and served entirely by the prisoners training in the restaurant. After lunch guests will hear from some of the people behind The Clink Charity as well as the prisoners currently in training at the restaurant, […]


Top honours for Clink founders

Al Kevin
Two of The Clink’s founders have received Royal Honours this month.
Alberto Crisci MBE, founder and director of Clink Events, has been awarded the Prince Philip Medal. The award honours those who have made the most of their talents and seen significant success since completing their City & Guilds qualification. The medal was presented to Al on 8 June at Buckingham Palace by Anne, Princess Royal.
Speaking about this success, Al said: “Working with and […]


Eating flowers with The Clink Garden’s manager

Meet Gary Gates, The Clink Gardens manager at HMP Send. Gary has been looking after prison grounds for 15 years having worked with adult male offenders at HMP High Down and young offenders at HMP Lewes. For the past two years Gary has been with us at The Clink and knows all too well what is required to grow produce for the award-winning Clink Restaurants.
What does your role as head gardener involve?
As head gardener […]


Clink Success Story: from robber to senior chef

The Clink Charity changes attitudes, transforms lives and reduces reoffending for the benefit of society as a whole. Read how Patrick, a convicted robber, changed his live around by working with The Clink Charity and is now a senior chef.
Patrick was sentenced to three years for robbery. At the time of the offence Patrick was living with his mum and siblings. Things would be fraught at home due to the lack of space […]


The Clink’s Summer Courgette Soup Recipe

The final preparations are underway for The Clink Charity’s second cookbook, due to be launched in autumn 2016 .
The Clink’s Quick and Easy Cookbook will feature recipes such as bang bang prawns, easy peasy tart and cuq a la biere created by Clink trainees, ambassadors and head chefs.
With courgettes now in season we’re giving you an advance recipe preview of the cookbook’s courgette soup with ricotta and mint starter created by our Cardiff restaurant’s chef ambassador Matt Tebbutt.
A real corker […]


Institute of Directors joins forces with The Clink

The Institute of Directors (IoD), the UK’s longest running organisation for professional leaders, has teamed up with The Clink Charity to host a socially responsible fundraising dinner on Tuesday 6 September.
Chef, writer and regular BBC Saturday Kitchen guest Daniel Galmiche and IoD chefs will create the menu alongside The Clink Charity’s external events catering initiative Clink Events.
The evening will begin with a drinks reception at 7.00pm with Prosecco produced by San Patrignano, an Italian rehabilitation organisation helping people who are […]


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