Lakefield helpes in the #HealthynotHungry campaign by UN World Food Programme
Lakefield helpes in the #HealthynotHungry campaign by UN World Food Programme. On the 25th January 2017, three students from Lakefield Hospitality College volunteered to help to run a special and unique event at Glazier’s Hall, London Bridge. The students worked both in the kitchen and front of house departments. It was an honour for our students to work with amazing and dedicated professionals such as Arthur Potts Dawson, Tim Maddams and Atul Kochhar who have created a unique menu that drew on the very best seasonal and sustainable ingredients that made the dinner, surprisingly delicious, as it was pigeon! – and thought-provoking.
This is a short message from Gregory Barrow, Head of WFP London Office “A quick note to say thank-you for helping us out with our dinner last week and providing us with three wonderful volunteers (April, Medinah and Anastasia). They were a real credit to your organisations and provided amazing help in the kitchens and front of house. I really hope they enjoyed the experience working with the team we had on site – as with so many of the volunteers who helped us last Wednesday, we could not have pulled this event off without them”.
Anastasia de Menezes, Level 3 Supervision and Leadership student
“It was a good experience to work there and an interesting and awarding event to be part of. It helped me see how I can use my skills in a way that helps others not just for a pay check”.
Medinah Belgrave, Level 2 Food and Beverage student
“Volunteering for this programme has really opened my eyes to what the industry is like. It really spoke volumes about what hospitality is. Not just picking up after people or cooking their food, but ensuring a certain atmosphere is felt not only by the customers, but resonates throghout the staff with their high spirits and very positive amiable attitudes.
About the Programme
The Global Goals promise a Healthy, Not Hungry, equitable world by 2030. They say we can: End hunger, End all forms of malnutrition, End preventable deaths of children under 5, End the epidemics of AIDS, TB, Malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases, and other communicable diseases and Ensure no one is left behind. Healthy Not Hungry “A world with Zero Hunger and good health for all by 2030 is possible.
Photos by Celine Marchbank & Andrew Davies