Chefs’ hearty meals for the homeless

Dean Clough apprentices have been cooking for Calderdale’s homeless at a Halifax night shelter.

For three weeks running on a Thursday evening young apprentice chefs have given their time to feed homeless men and women staying in night shelter accommodation through Inn Churches - a charitable scheme offering shelter to the homeless from January 3 - March 3.

The Cooking School apprentice chefs cooking for homeless people at Halifax Salvation Army as part of the Inn Churches scheme.'From the left, Cooking School apprentice chef Miles Aaron, Zac Burka and chef Dominic Hirst.

The Cooking School apprentice chefs cooking for homeless people at Halifax Salvation Army as part of the Inn Churches scheme.'From the left, Cooking School apprentice chef Miles Aaron, Zac Burka and chef Dominic Hirst.

Apprentice chef Miles Aaron, 17, said: “It was really nice to do something different and give time to people who need it. We made crumble - a hearty dish - to keep people warm.”

Dean Clough chef Dominic Hirst said: “It’s been a great experience for all of us. It was a bit of a Ready Steady Cook challenge as we collected donated tinned food and created hearty meals from that.

“We hope it makes a small difference in our area and plan to do this instead of a Christmas card every year.”

Dean Clough’s Harriet Welford-Turpin said: “Our young apprentices are learning to become professional chefs and it is good for them to experience different environments and different customers for the food they cook.”

Inn Churches organiser David Fawcett thanks Dean Clough for their generosity.