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Education is important to us and we believe in supporting the next generation of chefs, waiters and butchers and therefore invest in and support:



Springboard is a charity working with the Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism Industries. It aims to relieve poverty & unemployment and advance the lives & education of young people. They achieve their targets by providing access to careers information, education, work experience & training. We are proud to support Springboard with some of their flagship fundraising events. However, Springboard also run a number of programmes, such as FutureChef, of which we are a Platinum Sponsor of the programme. FutureChef encourages young people to get into cooking and offers them great experiences and opportunities to support their budding careers!!




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Founded in 1980, the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts is Britain’s leading professional association of Head Chefs, Pastry Chefs, Restaurant Managers and suppliers, uniting like-minded professionals in the pursuit of a stronger future for the hospitality industry.

The Academy’s objectives are primarily focused on the education and training of young people in the hospitality industry through the provision of career opportunities, recognising and rewarding talent and skill, as well as raising standards and awareness of food, food provenance, cooking and service.

The Academy is immensely honoured to have His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales as its Patron.

Fairfax Meadow, being devoted to developing excellence for the future have sponsored the annual awards of excellence for a number of years. We also sponsor and support some plenary meetings.

We are also associate members of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, a prestigious status awarded to selected suppliers of quality products.