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The Clink Charity to serve the homeless and vulnerable at Massimo Bottura’s Refettorio Felix in London

PUBLISHED: 06:35 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 06:35 23 May 2017

The Clink's Paul Clarkson at the Refettorio Gastromotiva community kitchen in Rio

The Clink's Paul Clarkson at the Refettorio Gastromotiva community kitchen in Rio

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The Clink Charity, winners of Surrey Life’s 2016 Pride of Surrey award, will take its prisoner rehabilitation initiative beyond prison walls this June to serve the homeless and vulnerable during London Food Month

Working in partnership with Food for Soul’s Refettorio Felix initiative, the brain child of distinguished Italian chef Massimo Bottura, The Clink Charity’s training restaurant concept will take to St Cuthbert’s Centre at London Earl’s Court to create inspiring dishes using surplus ingredients.

“We are delighted to be supporting chef Massimo Bottura’s charitable food wastage project for yet another year,” says Chris Moore, chief executive of The Clink Charity and a long-standing Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards judge.

“As a charity and as a hospitality business we always look to work in collaboration with other likeminded organisations and Refettorio Felix, like The Clink, works tirelessly to change lives for the better.

“Last year I joined Paul Clarkson, our Brixton restaurant head chef trainer, when we were lucky enough to go to Rio De Janeiro during the Olympics to work at the Refettorio Gastromotiva community kitchen and cook for the homeless. We are proud to continue supporting the fight against food wastage and malnutrition through this incredible initiative.”

The centre – a drop-in for the vulnerable – is currently undergoing a revamp with the installation of a professional kitchen, set to provide more than 30 leading British chefs with a creative workspace to turn otherwise wasted ingredients into a delicious three-course menu.

The culinary techniques, tableware and restaurant-style service on offer aims to provide more than just a warm meal, bringing dignity back to the table with Massimo Bottura’s belief that “a delicious meal shared with others is much more than a sum of ingredients. It is a gesture of love.”

From Monday June 5, the project will provide lunch from Monday to Friday for the homeless and those in socially vulnerable conditions, aiming to serve more than 2,000 meals using five tonnes of recovered food. The Felix project, inspired by Felix Byam Shaw, will continue to serve those in need after the month-long event, continuing operations at the support centre.

Alberto Crisci, director of Clink Events and founder of The Clink’s prisoner training restaurant concept, and chef Paul Clarkson will be joining Refettorio Felix team to cook at the London-based project on Wednesday June 21, 2017.

Other guest chefs taking part in the project include Monica Galetti, Michel Roux Jr, Jason Atherton and Angela Hartnett.

• To find out more about Refettorio Felix, visit www.thefelixproject.org. To support The Clink Charity and its prisoner training projects, visit www.theclinkcharity.org.

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