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The WK Foundation, in partnership with our social enterprise Well Kneaded, provides training to young people in London facing barriers to employment. Together, the WK Foundation and Well Kneaded exist to connect our local community (including the young people we work with) with sustainable, innovative, delicious, simple food through regenerative practises, great hospitality and positive social impact.

Well Kneaded specialises in British seasonal menu’s inspired by Italian food and culture (think simple, tasty food shared around a family table). Our pizzeria in Earlsfield lovingly serves wood-fired sourdough pizzas, small plates, salads and one off ‘pop-up’ menus such as pasta nights and set menus. We also have an off-site events business which serves a variety of seasonal menus for clients such as Facebook, Amazon and The Natural History Museum as well as weddings, and birthday parties. With a passion for sustainability, we source all our ingredients as locally as possible, and work in collaboration with our growers & suppliers to offer a service that helps and not hinders the planet.

Our 10-week training programme aimed at 18 – 25-year-olds called NOURISH, offers individuals a pathway to sustained employment through workplace training and mentorship. Alongside our goal of sustained employment, our aim is to equip trainees with the tools necessary to flourish in a secure sense of identity and purpose.


Registered Charity Number: 1203798

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Nurturing Opportunities & Unlocking Remarkable Potential through Innovative, Sustainable Hospitality.

How do we plan to change the lives of young adults in London? We offer structured hospitality training internships that combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience.


Our services include:

  • Classroom-based training: Participants receive instruction on various aspects of the hospitality industry, such as customer service, food preparation, hygiene standards, and management skills.

  • Hands-on experience: Trainees gain practical experience by working in our partner establishment, Well Kneaded Ltd, both within the restaurant and also the event and catering services fields. Trainees rotate through different departments to develop a well-rounded skill set.

  • Mentoring and support: Each trainee is assigned a mentor who provides guidance, support, and career advice throughout the programme. We will also offer counselling, coaching and assistance with job placement after completion.

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WK Foundation is committed to providing young people facing disadvantage with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed in the hospitality industry, this includes both ‘soft’ and technical skills. Through our comprehensive training internships, we aim to break down barriers, empower individuals, and create a positive impact on their lives.

Want to be a part of it? We need your help! If you'd like to give towards our amazing work in South London, you can do so by clinking the link below. All our giving is collected through Stewardship and if you are a UK taxpayer, please confirm that you would like to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation. This will add 25p to every £1 you give.


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