Beresford Street Kitchen is a social enterprise and registered charity that provides training and employment for people with learning disabilities and autism.
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A cafe with a conscience

How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Beresford Street Kitchen. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to              Beresford Street Kitchen and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit beresfordstreetkitchen.je to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    Beresford Street Kitchen social media pages, and help spread the word.
  4. Visit the Beresford Street Kitchen Cafe in St. Helier on your next trip to Jersey!
How You Can Help
How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Beresford Street Kitchen. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to              Beresford Street Kitchen and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit beresfordstreetkitchen.je to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    Beresford Street Kitchen social media pages, and help spread the word.
  4. Visit the Beresford Street Kitchen Cafe in St. Helier on your next trip to Jersey!
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support Beresford Street Kitchen. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to              Beresford Street Kitchen and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit beresfordstreetkitchen.je to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    Beresford Street Kitchen social media pages, and help spread the word.
  4. Visit the Beresford Street Kitchen Cafe in St. Helier on your next trip to Jersey!

Our vision is of an inclusive workforce where people with learning disabilities and autism have the opportunities to maximise their potential, be recognised for their skills, and be regarded positively and with respect. Our mission is to provide quality education, training and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism by promoting: 

  • Engagement, enablement, opportunity and progression 
  • Community presence  
  • The development of meaningful roles 
  • Cooperation with other organisations that share our aims and objectives 
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Since opening in 2017 we have gone from having 8 ‘crew’ as we call our beneficiaries, to 45, providing over 39,000 hours of training per year.  

The main activities through which the crew gain experiences are as follows: 

  • Café – front of house  
  • Kitchen 
  • Catering workshop  
  • Outside Catering events 
  • Print Shop  
  • Fundraising activities – helping at events, etc. 
  • Provision of staff canteen at Jersey Police Headquarters 
  • Provide catering to Enable once a week 
  • A Tea room at La Hougue Bie 

In each of these areas the crew gain new skills in the relevant areas, for example: working in a busy café; dealing with the public; dealing with till transactions; barista training; sublimation printing and corporate events catering. 

The ambition is to progress the crew through the various stages of the programme, and as and when appropriate for some, full time paid employment with BSK or other employers.  

It is planned that the crew will move onto paid roles outside the BSK team. Five members of crew have progressed on to permanent hospitality and retail roles outside of BSK, including one who is a chef at Longueville Manor. It is important that we are able to progress crew through our schemes to take on new members on an annual basis. We currently have 50 people on our waiting list to join the Crew. 

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Location

17 Beresford Street, St Helier, JE2 4WN

Charity and Company

Beresford Street Kitchen | Aspire is a member of the Association of Jersey Charities, membership number AJC453. A charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered charity number: 226 (Aspire) and 227 (BSK). Registered company number: 118475.

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