<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
12 ISSUES FOR £24 Subscribe to Surrey Life today click here

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

Archant

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.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Surrey visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Surrey staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Surrey account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Food & Drink

Micro breweries are springing up across Surrey as quickly as pints can be pulled. Reigate’s Crumbs Brewing have taken a slightly different direction to most however, using leftover bread from Horley’s Chalk Hills Bakery as a key ingredient

Read more

Every month we discover what inspires Surrey’s top chefs. This time, we meet Aneke Spacie, owner of the Waters Edge café at Horsell Common, Woking

Read more
Yesterday, 11:54

Award winning restaurant, The French Table showcases contemporary French cooking in a chic yet comfortable setting, perfect for special occasions.

Read more

With voting open for the 2017 Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards, here we catch up with a selection of last year’s award winning foodies to find out what success has meant for them

Read more

Close to the commuter town of Horley and in the shadow of Gatwick Airport, you’ll find the tranquil sanctuary of Langshott Manor, which somehow retains its micro-climate of peace and quiet. Matthew Williams visits its highly-rated Mulberry restaurant

Read more
Mon, 09:43

Reigate’s Eat! Food Fest, which is organised by Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards judge Philippa Ratcliffe, returns to Priory Park’s sunken garden on Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23. Here’s what you can expect…

Read more
Friday, July 14, 2017

Enjoy a refreshing and complimentary bottle of Prosecco over lunch with friends or colleagues in 1907 restaurant, bar & grill.

Read more
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Surrey Creations is a monthly Surrey Life photo series by local photographer, Philip Traill, exploring our county’s craftspeople. This month, he visits Chalk Hills Bakery in Horley

Read more
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

In the second of our new feature exploring places to stay in Surrey, Rebecca Younger visits the former home of botanist John Evelyn, Wotton House, near Dorking

Read more
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The last decade has seen a micro-brewery explosion across the UK, with beer fanatics transforming farm buildings, garden sheds and forgotten business park corners into laboratories for beer exploration. Here we catch-up with some of Surrey’s top breweries and learn more about their beers

Read more
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Every month in Surrey Life magazine we discover what inspires Surrey’s top chefs. Here we meet Matt Worswick, head chef at The Latymer restaurant at Pennyhill Park luxury hotel and spa in Bagshot

Read more
Friday, June 23, 2017

A venue that’s a home-from-home for its regulars, Red Bar and Lounge, in Dorking, treads the line between lively bar and fine dining. Matthew Williams visits and discovers a hidden gem

Read more
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Whatever the weather, us Brits love nothing more than firing up the barbecue come the summer – and who better to ask for the rules of his game than two-times Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards winner Simon Taylor from Oxshott’s Surrey Hills Butchers? No more burnt bangers…

Read more
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

From riverside retreats to secret gardens, we’ve got your summer covered with this selection of Surrey pubs that are perfect to enjoy your favourite tipple and a bite to eat in the sunshine

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad
Surrey Life Application Link

Local Business Directory

Surrey's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search