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The Big Issue supports Home Kitchen


Thank you to the The Big Issue – we are so encouraged to have the support of a giant in the mission to end homelessness. The story of  has appeared at the Big Issue website and is due to appear in the print edition of the magazine –  which will be on the streets from Oct 3rd.


The full story, which begins by announcing that a double Michelin star-winning chef and a soup kitchen have joined forces to tackle homelessness while helping to ease the hospitality jobs crisis, can be found here. 


Home Kitchen has captured the imagination and the zeitgeist – the story has also been covered by Time Out and in other significant news outlets.


Meanwhile, the crowdfunding campaign, as featured on our partnerships page, launched to raise the necessary funds to cover the rent and costs of running the restaurant, including paying and training a staff bass fully recruited from the homeless population is going exceptionally well – check progress here.

Home Kitchen – in a nutshell:

Home Kitchen is a life-transforming social impact program and community interest organisation – a restaurant experience we’ve developed with top chef; Adam Simmonds – who has achieved a Michelin star in two of his previous establishments.


Home Kitchen aims to transform the perception of homelessness – to help socially vulnerable people out of poverty into work. And… save the UK hospitality sector. The first site is at the former Frankie and Benny’s at London Victoria Station (subject to funding closure).


The menu and kitchen will be managed by our Michelin starred chef – Adam. The rest of the team will be recruited from the homeless community. They will be paid London Living Wage, get a travel card and a city and guilds assured catering qualification.


Our mission:  improve their future employability and find them a good job in catering and hospitality. Importantly, we’ll create a compelling case for the social impact of Home Kitchen – to take to government and civic society to prove this model works. To unlock more support – to create more Home Kitchens and get more homeless people into work.

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