Chefs cook up a treat for local charity

29th August 2017

A team of chefs from a four-star Sheffield hotel have been cooking up a storm for a local charity which supports homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded adults across the city.

Chefs from the 18Fifty5 Restaurant at the Copthorne Hotel Sheffield are providing lunches for St Wilfrid's Centre, located on Queen's Road in Sheffield, for a whole week whilst the charity's chef takes a well-earned holiday from her busy role. The experienced team is preparing all the food in the kitchen at the Copthorne Hotel, which is then being delivered to the charity fresh every day for the clients to enjoy. The food being provided, which will serve up to 20 clients at St Wilfrid's, includes steak and ale pie and plaice goujons with chips and mushy peas, with the Copthorne priding itself on using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Mark Goodwin, chef at the 18Fifty5 Restaurant at the Copthorne Hotel Sheffield, said: -We are delighted to help out St Wilfrid's to ensure they are able to continue to provide the vital lunches for the clients who benefit so much from the charity's resources. -It is a cause which we have supported for a number of years now, in many different ways, and this latest initiative is fantastic to be involved with. We're looking forward to hearing the feedback from the charity's clients! The Copthorne's latest support of St Wilfrid's comes after a £1,500 donation to the charity earlier this year, as well as the donation of a selection of the hotel's luxury duvets and handpicked care packages, including everyday essential items, to the charity's new residential project. Tracey Harrison-Marr, volunteer's coordinator at St Wilfrid's said: -Our fantastic cook, Pam, took a hard-earned break from the kitchen, but many of our clients rely on the food she makes which is where the Copthorne stepped in. -We are so thankful to the chefs at Copthorne for offering up this lovely food to our clients, ensuring that they still get a hot, healthy meal. The food has gone down an absolute treat! St. Wilfrid's provides vital support to people who are socially isolated and want to participate in activities and increase their confidence and self-esteem. The charity welcomes clients with mental health issues, clients with learning disabilities, those recovering from addictions or those that are finding it difficult to cope generally and are socially excluded. It also provides basic welfare for people who are homeless and can support them to access the appropriate services.

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