Friends of Antonio
The Clink Charity
The aim of The Clink Charity is to reduce re-offending rates of ex-offenders by training prisoners and placing graduates upon their release into the hospitality industry. The charity represents a genuine opportunity for change, offering prisoners the chance to gain food preparation, food service and cleaning qualifications as well as experience within an exciting, operational business and in-depth guidance to find full-time employment within the hospitality industry upon release. The Clink Charity operates the Clink Restaurant in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service at HMP High Down in Sutton Surrey and HMP Cardiff.
The Clink Charity are rolling out The Clink concept to a further 8 prisons throughout the UK over the next 4 years and have to raise £4m in order to build them. Antonio Carluccio is the Chef Ambassador of The Clink Restaurants and provides a wealth of expertise and employment to the students.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital is full of remarkable children whose bravery touches everyone.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is committed to rebuilding and refurbishing hospital facilities, buying vital equipment, and funding research to pioneer new treatments and cures for childhood illness.
With the help of its supporters, the hospital provides hope to very ill children and their families.
Jake has spent his life in the country. His work with trees as an arborist, on conservation projects and farming were the foundation for Jake’s appreciation and understanding of the traditions and beauty of country life.
As a photographer, Jake has broadened his horizons into new areas of food, lifestyle and fashion.
Jake’s relaxed, personable and observant nature has led him to work with Antonio Carluccio.