A foundation set up by a celebrity chef to enable disadvantaged young people to work and train in a successful leading restaurant and build skills to become professional chefs.

circleindigo enabled a professional kitchen staff to unlock their thinking and consider new ways in which they could create a successful restaurant combined with an effective learning environment for young disadvantaged people.

Business need

  • To enable professional chefs to unlock their thinking and develop skills to engage, work with and train young people (trainees)
  • To develop and improve communication between the chefs and the trainees
  • To build internal training delivery capability and provide a model of good practice for future restaurants

What circleindigo did

  • Consultation with internal stakeholders
  • Designed and delivered a series of experiential two day workshops for professional chef staff to unlock their thinking and work with new tools and approaches
  • Delivered one to one coaching over a three month period to enable the chefs to reflect on their learning and review how they were using the new tools and approaches
  • Designed and delivered workshops for trainees to enable them to unlock their thinking, see more possibility and take responsibility for their own learning experience

Outcomes

As a result the professional staff:

  • Unlocked thinking and could see greater value in working with and supporting the trainees
  • Improved teaching and mentoring skills
  • Developed effective communication, coaching and conflict resolution skills
  • Increased ability to build relationships and support the trainees to learn
  • Created a constructive learning environment in the kitchen
  • Experienced positive personal change and benefits from using new tools and approaches
  • Experienced more cohesive teamwork in the kitchen

As a result the trainees

  • Developed a greater understanding of how to manage personal learning experience
  • Increased awareness of change process and how to manage this in the context of the training
  • Developed skills and approaches that enabled them to work effectively with professional staff
  • Unlocked thinking in relation to what they could personally achieve

Client feedback

The truth is circleindigo have done a great job for us and have done the thing which consultants rarely in my experience do – genuinely empower your client to carry on without you. We loved working with circleindigo, very creative and insightful people.

Charity Foundation

Director

Private, public, third sector clients

  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Diabetes UK
  • Diageo
  • Scott Wilson
  • Pace
  • Office for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR)
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA
  • British Gas
  • Mental Health Research Network (MHRN)
  • Police Strategy Unit (PSU)
  • Catalyst
  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau
  • University of Leicester
  • The Prince’s Trust
  • Barclay Card
  • Training and Development Agency (TDA)
  • Ministry of Defence (M.o.D)
  • Zero Waste Scotland
  • Hockerill College
  • Hyde Plus
  • Sareos
  • ABBYY
  • Spear
  • Severn Trent Services
  • KnowledgeBrief
  • MBNA
  • Business, Innovation & Skills UK Government Department
  • Turkcell
  • Cubic
  • Walt Disney
  • jkr
  • Home Office
  • Barclays
  • Stakeholder Forum For a Sustainable Future
  • Virgin Media
  • Zurich
  • European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
  • The Royal British Legion
  • University of Westminster
  • Maritime Cluster
  • Natwest
  • Ident Trust
  • WiPM (Women in Project Management)
  • Cross Roads Care
  • Upstage
  • Institute of Education (IoE)
  • Training for Life
  • Fifteen Foundation
  • Johnson Service Group PLC
  • McDonalds
  • Novartis
  • UCAS
  • NHS
  • Citi
  • Elavon
  • BP
  • RBS
  • RSA
  • Allianz
  • EFIRM
  • Action For Children
  • ACAS
  • Learn Purple
  • Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • BT
  • Change First
  • Vodafone
  • Eurojet
  • Government Office for London
  • Triodis Bank
  • IMS
  • Shoreditch Trust
  • West Kent Arts Patnership
  • School-Home Support
  • Clinical Research Network
  • Independent Living Fund – Scotland
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA
  • The Talent Foundation
  • London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • St. Ethelburgas Centre for Reconciliation & Peace
  • BBC
  • Health & Safety Executive
  • Allergan
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Participle
  • Harris HospisCare
  • MARS
  • Brit Insurance
  • Centrica
  • QBE
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • English National Balle
  • Bruel & Kjaer
  • Greenwich Local Authority Childrens Services
  • Sir Oswald Stoll Foundation

Our clients

We work with profit and non-profit organisations, cross-sector and cross-industry with executive and leadership teams, staff at all levels, customers, suppliers and prospective partners.

More details

Testimonials

Our internal Facilitators are now able to provide facilitated workshops to staff throughout the organisation. The types of activity which this group has helped with so far includes team building, conflict resolution,...
Organisational Change, Children’s Charity,
Director
Read more
BrightCherry Web Design