Global Kitchen certificates and Friend of BFC award

Mark Humphries receives Friend of BFC award. Photo: Rashid Kaidanov

Urban Community Chef receives Friend of Belfast Friendship Club award

This year’s ‘Friend of Belfast Friendship Club’ award was presented to Urban Community Chef Mark Humphries by Norma, a long-term member of the club, at our 8th birthday celebration in March.

The award recognises individuals who have given outstanding support to BFC. Mark has been helping us run Global Kitchen, a catering training programme for members of BFC and many others besides.

BFC celebrates Global Kitchen graduates’ achievement

Global Kitchen graduate Sipho Sibanda receives certificate from Urban Community Chef Mark Humphries. Photo: Rashid Kaidanov

Graduates from the latest Global Kitchen course received their Open College Network certificates at this event.

Global Kitchen Graduate with Urban Community Chef. Photo: Rashid Kaidanov

Global Kitchen trainees receive supportive but rigorous training in international cookery and food hygiene in a café setting. The course includes a Food Hygiene Certification.

The trainees test their skills in celebratory events where they serve food to local residents and members of Black and Ethnic Minorities.

Global Kitchen graduate Ngosi and Urban Community Chef Mark Humphries. Photo: Rashid Kaidanov

Congratulations to all the graduates, who proved themselves to be talented and highly motivated, and happy birthday BFC!

Belfast Friendship Club 8th birthday celebration. Photo: Rashid Kaidanov

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All photos on this page by Rashid Khaidanov