Action for Chidren’s Moving On project turns the lives around of young men who’ve been in Polmont Young Offenders institution.
It aims to reduce the risk of them reoffending. Over 80% of the young men taking part in the project don’t return to prison.
Part of the project includes YesChef, a programme that trains six young men with cooking skills. It also gives the would-be-chefs work experience in top catering facilities including the Tennent’s Training Academy and restaurants like The Finnieston.
The training culminates in an event for 500 people at Glasgow’s Hilton where the six boys will show off their training and cook a six course meal for each guest. Guests at the event will include restaurateurs, celebrated chefs and hospitality experts all passionate about developing skills and helping young people into the industry.
Young men who’ve previously taken part in the project have gone on to work in restaurants throughout Glasgow.
The project makes a massive long-term difference to the lives of the men taking part.