The Fork is the launch of a fantastic new concept - a formerly derelict building in central Middlesbrough will come back to life with three distinct social enterprises:
1. High end restaurant The Fork (in the Road) will be a place of great food, ambience and opportunity. A number of the restaurant's staff will always be those who've come through our programme designed to offer precious opportunities to those who need a helping hand - recovering addicts, ex-offenders and the long-term unemployed. The fit-out costs and working capital for this social enterprise have come from CEO Sleepout and the NHS.
2. Community cafe The Spoon will be a great partner for the The Fork. The Spoon will not serve alcohol and will provide employment opportunities to those who're not yet ready or able to work in an environment that serves alcohol. The Spoon will be a valuable stepping stone for those in recovery from alcohol and other addictions but are not ready to work in The Fork, where alcohol will be served.
3. Bar Sobrio will play an important role in Teesside's recovery scene. It won't serve alcohol but it will be a great place to mix with friends and meet people. The bar can also be hired for private functions and community events.
view of the new venue
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