Hi I’m Helen, and I’m new to BSC. I graduated last summer from the University of Bath and am now working alongside Dom to help set up and run the new Bath Soup Company Soup School project. I’m afraid this first blog post is probably very much over due now, as I’ve been working on this latest project for a few months already!
Following on from the success of the previous soup schools we are very excited to launch our next project this Thursday offering a complete “Growing to Plate” experience that will expose the Soup School attendees to a range of experiences and new contacts within the community.
We’ve arranged vegetable growing sessions up at Bath City Farm, and there’ll be bread making and soup-making tutorials led by BSC’s very own head chef Ian Duff and our expert bread supplier Duncan from The Thoughtful Bread Company. Each student will also complete an online health and hygiene Level 2 certification before gaining valuable hands on customer work experience at a range of venues across Bath. This aspect of the course is what makes it so unique and valuable to our soup school attendees, so I would like to say a big thank you to all our providers of these opportunities, especially Jacobs Coffee House, St Michael’s Church Café, and Prior Park National Trust.
So this week we’ll be kicking off this latest 9-week soup school project, beginning with an introductory session up at The University of Bath to welcome our students from The Big Issue, Julian House and The Genesis Trust.