Fat Macy’s

Exceptional food with a social impact

Fat Macy’s is a social enterprise that understands the gift of food. Our shop and catering services enables us to train and support young Londoners living in temporary accommodation, with the aim of helping them move into their own homes. We’re also selling products by other social businesses doing good in their communities.

Our Mission

This is dining that makes a difference.

Fat Macy’s is a social enterprise making life-changing food. Enjoy inventive menus created using seasonal ingredients, all served with our typical feel-good atmosphere.

Our team are young Londoners, supported on their journey from hostels to their own homes. Trained by our talented chefs and mentors, they add their own stories to create a unique dining experience.

What We Do

A Journey from Hostel to Home

Fat Macy’s works with young Londoner’s living in temporary accommodation. We provide a pathway towards independent living by inviting them to train with our chefs and front of house team to deliver culinary events and catering across London.

We are a social enterprise serving delicious home cooked food and dining experiences at supper clubs, events and offices across London. We also train and support young Londoners living in temporary accommodation and help them move into their own homes.

How does it work?

Fat Macy’s exists to get young Londoners out of hostels and into their own homes.

Since 2010, there has been a 50% rise in homelessness in England. The problem we are tackling is common – in the current climate, those living in temporary accommodation find it increasingly challenging to save money to move into their own homes.

Fat Macy’s overcomes this by creating a tailored work experience programme for our trainees. We use our profits to create a housing deposit scheme for our trainees. With every event, our trainees can gain real life work experience while saving securely for their futures.

Our trainees volunteer their time at events and as they progress through the programme, can apply for small grants to cover the costs of small items they need, such as personal identification documents, clothes and shoes for interviews, and things for their new homes. At the end of the programme they can apply for a housing deposit grant. At this point, we require a tenancy agreement and an employment contract before we pay the deposit directly to the landlord of their choice.

What’s the benefit?

In contrast to many of the existing initiatives. Fat Macy’s provides a structured opportunity, with a clear and tangible incentive for its participants.

Alongside increasing personal savings, Fat Macy’s chefs are trained in vital skills for independent living: food hygiene, cooking, financial planning,  curating and running events and practical work experience through our sister charity, the Fat Macy’s Foundation.

Our Food.

The inspiration for our food comes from the people we work with. Each of our trainee chefs brings new recipes to the table and adds their own flavours to the food we cook.

Our supper club seasons are at the heart of what we do. Designing tasty home cooked food for our friends and families is how we started. These days, our trainees cook up three course meals at pop-up venues across London. We also cater for events across the capital – bringing a touch of heart to your events.

 

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