A very tasty morning at Dr B’s Restaurant and Coffee Shop! Dr B’s is a Barnardo’s service that works with young people to improve their skills and prospects, giving them the experience and confidence they need. They offer ‘hands on’ training in their restaurant and kitchen as well as classroom learning in subjects such as English and Maths. Every young person has an individual training programme, allowing it to be tailored to their particular needs and an individual mentor to support them.
I spent the first part of the morning working with one of their young people, Hailey, making a delicious batch of scones. I then helped out taking orders at their extremely busy lunchtime service. Jillian was in charge today with Daryl running the kitchen. It is clear Daryl is highly-respected as head chef.
It was lovely to meet all the young people there. They really are an excellent team. And the food and service they provide is fantastic too!