We are a city centre based café, founded by social enterprise aspire-igen, that provides catering, hospitality and customer service training to local young people. Run as a real café, we cater for local business lunches, our very own business hub and event space, or anyone who fancies popping in for a bite to eat. Our adjacent Cookery School provides the training environment for learners aged 16-19 on the aspire2work Hospitality & Catering course to develop the skills they need to progress in the industry, before putting them into practice preparing food and serving customers in The Canteen.
We're keen to be ambassadors for supporting our local environment and providing sustainable options for our customers. At the canteen, we offer discounts for those who bring re-usable cups, only use recycled products for our disposables, and are always looking for new and innovative ways to be environmentally friendly.
As well as sourcing our produce locally to support small businesses, we also offer an exclusive club providing a discount for companies in the area - join and save 15% on food and drinks.
The canteen also hosts a range of events throughout the year, so you can get together with good friends and colleagues to enjoy each others company and delicious food. Or, if you're the host, we can also provide a range of mouth watering catering options for external events.