Prep Table Scotland (PTS) acts as a food consultancy, catering and education service for charitable organisations who support people, to show them “the true power of food”.
PTS works alongside the Rock Trust, managing their food and running their new catering academy. This includes working with young people to provide delivery or takeaway main meals and desserts for 40 people living in temporary accommodation.
They also run short classes with Streetwork every fortnight and are in line to help in the set up their breakfast club and pop up restaurant events at their hub every two months.
PTS works with Cyrenians and Home Start to run demonstrations for families on low incomes in West Lothian, with minimal ingredients and equipment. This is part of Cyrenians new veg bag pilot, making sure the produce from their farm is accessible to all.
They are aware of the importance of engaging with established organisations who share their passion and vision. These are places where people are already comfortable and are able to learn and eat alongside people they already know, instead of asking them to come to a strange place.
PTS aims to be flexible when asking for commitment, so they can offer something to those who don’t know how they will feel day to day.
Their consultancy allows organisations to offer fresh cooked meals to their clients, allowing them to offer a full support service. They also seek to educate their clients in cooking impressive, inspiring dishes to build confidence and pass on valuable skills.
People: Cooking & Befriending
Work alongside their chefs, learning skills that interest you and choose dishes or baking that you want to learn. Gain advice on working in the industry and setting up your CV, trial shifts and interview skills, further training and access to advice on benefits, housing, overcoming addictions. Visit independent food stores, farms and other organisations.
Food: Supplying & Catering
PTS supplies community cafes across Scotland with baking and soups; working with customers to tailor products to customer requirements. They are open to pricing discussions, to ensure they work together to benefit the people of Edinburgh and promote social justice.
Community: Events & Evening Meals
Sit down to a great affordable or free meal with various sides and dessert, in a relaxed environment. Listen to talks and live music, get advice on benefits, housing and organisations that can help you.
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