Looking after our community
We have an awareness of the opportunities available to us to make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. It is our responsibility to serve the community to the best of our ability. Here’s how we do that:
Nutritious chef-prepared meals and cooking ingredients are donated weekly to local homeless shelters includingLWS (https://www.lwsnightshelter.org/) and Helping Hands (https://www.helpinghandscharity.org.uk/)
Raffle prizes are donated to fundraising events for schools and charitable organisations across the county
Food donations are made throughout December to a number of Warwickshire charity groups providing festive meals for the vulnerable and elderly.
A thank you letter from the Birmingham Christmas Shelter received after Christmas 2021 stated, “…we wish to send you sincere thanks for your kind donation of various fresh meat products this Christmas.
Surplus packaging has been donated to charities supporting Ukrainian refugee centres.
The Aubrey Allen logo gets a good run-around every weekend on the kit of a number of Warwickshire grassroots boys and girls football teams.
Farm Africa is on our calendar every year – a charity football tournament raising money to reduce poverty in Eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more.
Chefs Adopt a School – The Academy of Culinary Arts.
We feel passionately about education, knowledge sharing and developing the future talent of the industry, which is why we have committed at the most senior of levels to sign up to the Chefs Adopt a School Scheme. Chefs Adopt a School is the Academy of Culinary Arts’ charitable long-term project which, through a ‘hands-on’ approach, focuses on developing an essential understanding of ‘taste’ and teaches children about the pleasures of eating, the provenance of ingredients and the processes by which raw materials are transformed into food. As well as providing a solid basis for learning life skills,it is hoped that this will encourage them to experiment for themselves.
We have a passion for inspiring the next generation and work closely with Teach First (https://www.teachfirst.org.uk/) each year to host local schoolchildren for a fun, educational day, informing them about the huge variety of roles available within the sector and showing them real-life examples of routes into the workplace.