Food Production & Service
Develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working in a hospitality environment including preparation and cooking techniques, baking, food service and customer care.
Develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working in an office or customer facing environment including organisation, communication, administration and customer service.
Develop knowledge, understanding and skills essential for working in a hospitality environment including housekeeping organisation, cleaning systems, health and safety and customer care.
Develop knowledge, understanding, and digital skills essential for working in the Hospitality industry and living more independently.
What We Do
We believe disadvantaged adults deserve opportunities to progress and build the confidence and skills to become independent in their lives.
We provide professionally recognised catering and hospitality education through a range of training programmes endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality.
We prove great things can be achieved with the right support. Our training programmes are tailored to meet the needs, aims and learning style of the individual.
Our trainees have opportunities to gain three professional levels of achievement; Foundation, Certificate, and Diploma.
How We Do It
We provide people with disabilities or mental health conditions with a positive educational environment that is appropriate to their needs. We support them to develop professional skills for work and more independent living.
Our trainees spend time in the training kitchen, bakery, kitchen garden, computer room, and dining areas of our professional training centre in Bournemouth.
Our trainees have opportunities to:
- Produce, present and serve a variety of food and bakery items
- Develop life skills to live more independently
- Improve digital skills for life and work
- Meet new people and make friends
- Practice appropriate social and workplace behaviours
- Grow produce in our kitchen garden
- Complete work placements and job trials.
of trainees cook or bake for themselves and take better care of their diet and overall wellbeing.
Learn more about Trainee Journeys with The CRUMBS Project
Inclusion and Wellbeing
Too often people with disabilities are ignored, overlooked, and marginalised in society. We will change this.
Crumbs is a Disability Confident Leader. We promote inclusion and equality both internally amongst our staff and trainees, and externally with other organisations.
We take a person-centred approach, adjusting to make our environment accessible and tailoring our training to the interests, needs and learning style of the individual.
Training Fees and Enrolment
We welcome adults with disabilities, mental health conditions, stabilised addictions, or acquired brain injuries from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) and surrounding areas.
Some applicants living within BCP may be eligible for funding from BCP Council. Applicants from other areas, or those not eligible for BCP Council funding at this time, can apply on a self-funding basis.
Working with the help of supporters, a limited number of traineeship scholarships may be available.
Contact us to enquire about costs and availability of training opportunities.
To download a copy of Crumbs’ application form please refer to the Crumbs Resource Hub.