The Nurture Academy

Would you like to start a new career? Passionate about cooking?

Our Nurture Academy provides an opportunity for students from any background to learn real skills in the kitchen that lead to employment.

The Nurture Academy consists of training and education opportunities for students based in North Tyneside and volunteering opportunities at the Cedarwood Trust Café in North Shields.

You will work alongside and under the guidance of professional chefs 16 hours per week, for 6 weeks, learning real skills that lead to real catering employment.

Providing internal and external catering provisions, a place to produce great food and opportunity. The programme is designed to offer precious opportunities to those who need a helping hand up – military veterans, single parents, NEET’s, people in recovery, people with complex needs, ex-offenders, and the long-term unemployed.

Each participant is given full basic training and ongoing support in basic catering & hospitality and general employment skills, with a further tiered development programme, which also offers employment opportunities through a host of different vehicles.

We also offer, uniquely – ongoing support with participant personal issues throughout.

To find out more and talk to us about joining the Nurture ​Academy, please get in touch via or call us on 0191 259 0245.