Brakes food suppliers visited the cook school at the Tennent’s Training Academy yesterday for a menu development day with their client Bannantyne Hotels & Leisure.
There was so much food left over that Brakes and the Academy decided to use it for a worthy cause, so now the team will cook up a storm and open their doors to local families in need or simply anyone who may benefit from a free meal in Glasgow.
The Tennent’s Training Academy was created to support people of all ages and backgrounds to get in to and progress through the hospitality industry.
So far they have trained over 22,000 people to learn new skills, gain work experience, a job or progress in their career. The academy has a state of the art cookery school that trains chefs from all over Scotland and a bar school that trains up mixologists, baristas and bartenders.
The Academy chef team and its trainees, will be preparing soups, sandwiches, breads and cakes and will be handing these out from 5pm-6pm at their base in Wellpark Brewery.
Anyone who wishes to pop in for a bite is welcome and if the weather holds up guests are invited to sit and enjoy their meal in the brewery beer garden.
Stephanie Wade, Director of Tennent’s Training Academy & Visitor Centre, said: "We are always keen to find new ways to support and engage with our local community in Glasgow, so when we saw how much food was leftover yesterday we were delighted to be able to put it to a good use.
"We have some beautiful cakes, and plenty of breads and veg for making soup and salad, it would be nice if anyone who needs a meal would come along and see us at 5pm, we can grab a seat in the sunshine and have a blether while the weather is so great!"
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