Skylight Café London event to celebrates new kitchen
The Crisis Skylight Cafe in London held a special celebration event to welcome its new professional and well equipped kitchen.
The new kitchen will enable the café to fulfil their commercial and social outcomes much more efficiently.
An audience of funders, customers, partners and employers of the trainees were present as canapés were prepared and served by the apprentices who are currently on the Café Training programme.
Crisis Chief Executive Leslie Morphy welcomed the crowd and thanked the Worshipful Company of Cooks and The French Huguenot Church of London for funding the much needed facilities.
Potential employers of the trainees, local businesses as well as large and influential catering companies were enthused by the service and event. Prospective customers and supporters also showed interest in gaining stronger links with the café, and many existing customers, partners and supporters were given the chance to be thanked again for their participation in making Skylight Café a positive social enterprise model.
Alana Cookman, Café Manager and organiser of the event, said "A big thank you to Benugos and Harvey Nichols for their ongoing support. I'm very grateful to see The Savoy Educational Trust and many other supporters in attendance. I was really pleased with the turnout and the success of the evening and look forward to The Skylight Café's continued success."
A quiz was hosted by Derek Roberts, a former client of Crisis, to inform all the groups of issues surrounding employment and homelessness as well as providing some fun questions about food and the café.