BRIGADE is part of Beyond Food Community Interest Company (CIC), a unique collaboration between PwC, Beyond Food and WSH Restaurants.

Beyond Food CIC inspires Southwark residents who are at risk of or have experienced homelessness to gain meaningful employment in a sustainable way.

Beyond Food runs a series of training programmes which culminate in six month apprenticeships in the Brigade kitchen followed by seven months in another professional kitchen in London. At the end of 13 months our apprentices attain an NVQ level 2 diploma in professional cooking and we help them find long term employment in hospitality.

Since opening in 2011, Beyond Food has helped countless vulnerable people, some of whom were sleeping rough when they joined the programme. Most were living in hostels and a large number were ex-offenders or had issues with substance abuse.