The whole impetus for creating the café was about offering choice – and the importance of this for our young people who often have had so many decisions made on their behalf.
Our hope was to give a 'Pret a Manger' feel – with a range of fresh and tasty options for students to choose from each day, their choice, their voice.
In addition to this choice, to also eat in the café, outside or to take their lunch back to their home. Starting with a small café area, we developed a much larger space and have also combined this with great work experience opportunities.
Hillfresh also came from the same place – the option of choosing a meal to cook in the home with the right ingredients and easy to follow visual recipe – something we all take for granted in our own homes!