Purpose of the foundation

Junior Chefs Academy at University of West London

During the programme, the students have the opportunity to learn about fresh ingredients and to use these ingredients in the preparation of dishes. Many of these young people have never had the opportunity to learn about food, as many schools do not include it in the curriculum. By sponsoring the Academy, The Geoffrey Harrison Foundation has created an inclusive programme which exposes young people to the world of food and hospitality, offering them an enhanced educational experience and lifestyle, improving their life chances, building their knowledge of food and giving them confidence in practical kitchens, while allowing them to participate in a team activity.

Teachers and parents have commented on the successful outcomes which have an overall effect on the students’ social and personal development.

Professor David Foskett, Head of School, said: “The Foundation’s commitment in pioneering the Junior Chefs Academy has resulted in a positive development with a caring approach to helping young people to improve and develop their learning”.

University of West London

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