*Our community bakery is open*
Our new bakery at Hemel Food Garden is now open and being used by our trainees. The space was cleared and the first hammer blows made on the 1st of March, 2021. The bakery is sited in an existing building and will allow us to create new skills & offering therapeutic courses for our trainees, employment to vulnerable people and fresh, bread for our local area which we will sell from our farm shops.
Linda did the honours, wearing the special chef hat to cut the ribbon with everyone watching, even though it was a bit damp. It’s brilliant that there is this fantastic, professionally finished space. One where the team will be able to bake for the shop & café and local community.
The first team donned their superb yellow Sunnyside aprons (thanks to Taylors Grandma who made these) and under the watchful eye of Tanya, rustled up the first yummy goodies which were enjoyed by all.
We were able to welcome our supporters to the official opening of the new Hemel Food Garden bakery on the morning of the 21st July. In scorching weather the ribbon was cut, a tour of the facilities taken and chats with trainees at work, and after, Queens Award biscuits were served with refreshments, in the tranquility space. We even had the inaugural chefs hat signed by all for framing. Thanks goes to HSBC, Modern Exteriors, Asda, Osborne Property Supplies, Neil Johnson and Prudential, Colour Supplies Ltd., The Box Moor Trust, Julie Waitrose & Stroma for all their help in making this project a reality.