The Forest Gin Distillery in the heart of the Peak District recently played host to a remarkable event in support of Youth Fed, a charity dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive space for young people in the Macclesfield area. The event, a charity fundraiser, brought together the local community, businesses, and aspiring chefs for a night of philanthropy and culinary delights.
Youth Fed believes that every young person deserves a safe and supportive environment to socialise, seek assistance, and engage in positive activities. Currently, there is a void in the Macclesfield area, and Youth Fed aims to fill it by creating an open-access space for all young individuals.
Adding to the success of the event was the participation of the talented students from Whites Chef Academy. These budding culinary artists took charge of the catering, treating attendees to a selection of exquisite handmade canapés.
The colleges Pathways students, a special programme supporting those with additional needs at the college, took on the front-of-house responsibilities for the evening. Their involvement not only contributed to the seamless execution of the event but also showcased the inclusivity and support fostered by programmes like Pathways.
The fundraiser provided an excellent opportunity for the students to interact with local business leaders and professionals, gaining valuable insights into the industry while supporting a noble cause. The Forest Gin Distillery served as the perfect backdrop for this meaningful collaboration between education, business, and charity.
“We are thrilled to have been part of such a meaningful event at The Forest Gin Distillery. Our students worked tirelessly to create a culinary experience that not only showcased their skills but also contributed to a cause close to our hearts – supporting the creation of a safe space for Macclesfield’s youth,” said Dan Akrigg, Macclesfield Colleges Whites Chef Academy Tutor.