sMASHing – One word which sums up lunch at the Smashing Pop up Café

SMASHING – One word which sums up lunch at the sMASHing Pop up Cafe

The sMASHing Café is an initiative which gives young people the opportunity to gain valuable catering, food safety and enterprise skills. Every Thursday morning the Soft Touch kitchen and exhibition area is transformed into a creative café, with young participants and regular volunteers preparing delicious freshly cooked hot and cold meals, sandwiches, soup and cakes under the guidance of our professional chef.

A social enterprise in its own right Smashing in effect pays for itself using its profits to fund the next week’s menu. However the support of local businesses is something were always looking out for. In this case more cooks don’t spoil the stew aha! The more the merrier, more help creates more opportunity for another young person in need of a break and new opportunities.

So how can you get involved?

If you’re a local chef, Business owner or a prospective volunteer then read ahead! Companies such as Malcolm Murphy Hair have already got involved.  With their Mexican themed menu, the staff at Malcolm Murphy Hair promoted the event, served and even gave fun hair-dos for customers on the day. With just a few hours of their time Malcolm Murphy Hair helped raise £470 on the day which is a significant increase to the normal takings. All it takes is a few hours of your time to make a huge difference.

Everyone welcome – 11.30-2.30 every Thursday at 50 New Walk, Leicester

The sMASHing cafe is also a great activity for team building so why not strengthen your team and give back to the community at the same time!

We’re looking for more companies and even Chefs! To do Café take overs and help out our dedicated team so if yourself , your team or you know of someone who will benefit please do not hesitate to get in touch with Christina Wigmore – chris@soft-touch.org.uk