Buzzworks’ community spirit feeds thousands during lockdown

Group works with local charity to provide over 40,000 meals

THE team at Buzzworks Holdings has worked with a local charity to provide thousands of meals for vulnerable communities during the coronavirus lockdown.

Led by Buzzworks chef director, Trevor Garden, a team of chefs and front-of-house staff from the group, together with charity Centrestage, have provided over 40,000 meals for locals.

The team has prepared around 5000 dishes a week, including soup, mac & cheese and Sunday roasts, through food donations from Buzzworks’ suppliers, food poverty and waste charity Fareshare, and public donations.

Trevor Garden said: “With the kitchen at Centrestage equipped for only producing around 1000 meals per week, we have relished the challenge of putting our skills to good use and producing over 5000 meals for those in need on a weekly basis.

“The dedication from both chefs and our front-of-house team, who have been integral in packaging up each meal to be distributed, makes me incredibly proud and to has already ensured 40,000 meals have gone out to people facing hardship and difficulties in the communities we work – I’m sure that we are helping to make a difference.”

Colin Blair, Buzzworks chairman, said: “Supporting charities and communities where we operate has always been a key pillar for Buzzworks for many years. However, in these unprecedented times it has never been more important to give back and we have been truly inspired by our selfless team going above and beyond to help those who require it. Our suppliers have also been fantastic in this effort, kindly donating ingredients and supplies, helping us to surpass 40,000 meals and counting.”