PARTNERSHIPS & SOCIAL GIVING
We are committed to working with City College Norwich and its internationally-renowned Hotel School. They offer a full range of hospitality and catering courses and have a string of accreditations and awards for excellence in training and hospitality. The hospitality and catering industry is an ambitious sector that continues to adapt and innovate. We work with City College Norwich on a number of initiatives to inspire students and support them to go on to fill some of the most highly regarded positions in their trade.
The Benjamin Foundation, which was started in Norfolk in1994, works with local people of all ages dealing with many challenges including homelessness and provides support and a safe place to live for vulnerable 16-25 year olds to help them get their lives back on track. Each year The Benjamin Foundation helps around 2000 people providing hope, opportunity, stability and independence. We are proud to support the work of The Benjamin Foundation across the region.
The Feed is a social enterprise operating a fully-fledged catering business and market stall in Norwich. They provide great food and 100% of their profits go to charity. They support people who have experienced homelessness, helping people access long term housing, training and employment. Graduates of their Employment Academy progress from the classroom to the professional kitchen and beyond. This is a cause we feel a real affinity for and we work closely with The Feed to help get people back into employment through the hospitality industry.
Our Farm is an initiative rooted in provenance, education and supporting the local economy in partnership with third-generation farmers, The Tacons, at Rollesby, Norfolk. We have land on the farm where we grow and manage the majority of our Restaurant's seasonal British produce. Our kitchen teams have an important role in what's grown and visit the farm to select, tend and harvest crops for our fresh, seasonal and traceable menus.
We enjoy a close working relationship with our media colleagues at Archant - home of the award-winning Eastern Daily Press regional newspaper. and other titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West. Their collection of more than 60 news brands also includes the East Anglian Daily Times in Suffolk and the Ham & High in London. Archant is the largest publisher of regional and local lifestyle magazines and associated digital media in the UK, and also owns a range of specialist magazine titles circulating predominantly in the UK and USA.
In July 2018, we are actively supporting Norfolk Day, backed by the Eastern Daily Press.
NORFOLK FOOD & DRINK
We are an ambassador for our industry and for our regional food & drink scene. We support the work on Norfolk Food & Drink and get involved in annual initiatives such as the Norfolk School Cook project in conjunction with Norse where we host a local School Cook in one of our kitchens to work alongside us cooking our food, our way!