The not for profit restaurant I launched at the end of 2017 continues to perform well – and that feels good.
I’m particularly proud that the Fork in the Road Academy – our 4 week full time training course - is getting ready for its third intake this autumn. This fantastic opportunity open to long term unemployed people and is organised jointly with Stockton Riverside. The course takes place at the end of September and 10 long-term unemployed people from across the local area will start on a journey to learn new skills, gain real-world qualifications and hopefully enjoy first hand busy restaurant experience. A lucky few might even gain a job with us. One of our very best employees is a graduate of The Fork In The Road Academy. Jemma completed our first course in Spring of this year and is now one of our most popular and productive members of staff.
I hope that this Autumn’s course intake can produce another Jemma!