Archive: March 2018

The New Seasonal Spring Menu

Our new seasonal spring menu has arrived.
The new menu includes an array of tantalising dishes showcasing the skills and techniques currently being mastered by the prisoners training in the restaurants.
Vegan dishes also make an appearance with a shallot tarte tatin with crispy leeks, sprouting spring salad and beetroot puree; followed by spinach-infused pappardelle with wild garlic pesto, courgette ribbons, shaved asparagus, broad beans, toasted pine […]


Recipe of the month: Chocolate torte

If you’re one of the few who hasn’t given up chocolate for Lent, then this recipe is for you. This chocolate torte will easily serve 8 people and the delicious hint of brandy will mean you’ll want to make it again and again.
125g amaretti biscuits, crushed
450g 75% coca solids dark chocolate, broken up
125ml liquid glucose
35ml brandy
35ml navy-strength rum
550ml double cream
Cocoa powder, to dust
Line a 23cm springform cake tin with silicone paper and tip the […]


Dine with the county’s top chefs at High Down

Join us at HMP High Down on Tuesday 22nd May for a three course lunch prepared and served by top Surrey chefs and our prisoners in training. Each chef will take on a course – starter, main and dessert – and will work with our prisoners who are training towards their professional City and Guilds qualifications.
The three chefs are:
Steve Drake, Chef Creator at Sorrel […]


Celebrating International Women’s Day – Susan’s story

A unique dining experience
Today is International Women’s Day, so we’re celebrating our inspirational female graduates and looking at how well they have done since leaving prison. Today’s story is from Susan*.
Susan has been a victim of domestic violence. However, due to her offence and receiving a custodial sentence, her son was placed in the care of her now ex-partner and Social Services closed the […]


International Women’s Day – March 2018 –

International Women’s Day is on Thursday 8th March. We’ve been celebrating how far our female graduates have come this week since being released from prison.
Tracey’s* wish was to go to university following her release, so our support worker helped her research university courses, helped facilitate her attendance at university open days in various campuses, as well as assisting her with her personal statement for her university […]


International Women’s Day – March 2018 – Jamie’s story

International Women’s Day is on Thursday 8th March and to celebrate, we’re sharing some of our female graduates inspirational stories. Today’s story is from Jamie*.
Jamie was arrested and charged with GBH in 2015. After 15 years in an abusive relationship, where she was subjected to repeated verbal and physical abuse, she stabbed him out of fear for her life when he threatened to kill her. Jamie […]


International Women’s Day – March 2018 – Leah’s story

The Clink Gardens at HMP Send
International Women’s Day is on Thursday 8th March and to celebrate, we’re sharing some of our female graduates inspirational stories. Today’s story is from Leah.
Leah* was sentenced to two and a half years for burglary and theft. At the time of the offence she had no fixed address, was living in a tent with her boyfriend and was regularly using heroin. […]


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