Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you interested in a career in catering?
  • Are you aged 16-40?
  • Do you live in Southwark?
  • Are you unemployed?
  • Are you in a low paid position?
  • Do you face barriers to entering work?

Join one of the Bermondsey Community Kitchen and change your life with training and new skills and employment opportunities

To contact them for more information and to set up an interview simply call 0207 232 5111 or email


As Big Local South Bermondsey developed it became clear that what the area needed was increased employment opportunity for those living in the area. We therefore looked at business growth areas and catering came under this category. We therefore invested financially in the Bermondsey Community Kitchen in the form of a grant. Also two members of our Partnership sit on the Board, one with catering experience and one with an H.R. background.

The Bermondsey Community Kitchen offer a free training course to anyone living in the Borough of Southwark. The training program provides a City and Guilds Level 1 NVQ in Food Preparation and Cookery Qualification and Level 2 NVQ Professional Cookery Qualification. Trainees are supported into employment one they have finished the course.