BHN provides a free hot lunch every Monday, for over 100 people seeking asylum and for our volunteers. The food is all prepared, cooked and served by our service users, who we call members. As our members come from many different cultures, our food is varied and delicious!
A typical BHN lunch includes dal, rice, hot vegetarian, vegan and meat options, other veg dishes according to availability, and salads.
All BHN’s food delivery is the responsibility of our staff Kitchen Manager. The cooking is mostly done by our member Kitchen Volunteers, who also serve the food, clear away, and do all the washing up. These roles are allocated by the Kitchen Manager on a rota basis.
Our volunteer Chefs lead the team on the practical cooking and delivery, make sure that everyone is working efficiently and safely, and that lunch is served on time.
BHN provides Chef volunteers with (in partnership with Bristol City Council) the course for a Level 2 Certificate in Food Hygiene. This certificate must be obtained before Chefs can begin their role. We have a well equipped kitchen, and detailed written guidance on all kitchen processes. Full induction on these will be provided by the Kitchen Manager.
Full details in the attached role description.
Volunteer application form attached