On Monday 30th October, head chef, John Cluckie, was joined by other staff volunteers to cook lunch for 60 of the Archer Project’s regular users plus staff and volunteers.
John worked alongside the Archer Project’s chef, Suzanne, and her team, to create and cook the menu; chicken and tarragon pie followed by sticky toffee pudding with fresh, homemade custard!
The Cathedral Archer Project (CAP) is a homeless day centre based at Sheffield Cathedral. They help homeless people achieve a better life by supporting them to, develop their independence, improve their ability to tackle setbacks, improve their ability to identify and change negative behaviour and improve their wellbeing.
Tracy Viner, Marketing and Development Manager (CAP) said, “There was real excitement in the centre. Everyone was really pleased to be having their lunch cooked by the chefs from a fine dining restaurant. Our chef and kitchen staff were also delighted to be taught some tricks of the trade in the kitchen. We are looking forward to working with Silversmiths in the future when hopefully we can taste more of their lovely food.”
Our General Manager, Tina Gage, added “We are delighted to support the Archer Project. Being a business based in the city centre, you can’t help but notice those people who are spending time on the streets with nowhere else to go. We know cooking one meal is just a drop in the ocean but we hope by volunteering our time we can give some of the hard working volunteers a break, and offer our skills to help develop theirs as well as providing a tasty meal for those who use the centre”.
We hope to go back in the new year to offer our support again. To find out more about the Archer Project, visit their website.