It’s now been two months since we launched My City and Me – a project that gives young Londoners a creative platform to tell their Covid-19 stories. We have also joined forces with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York to connect NYC and London youth and share experiences of the pandemic. We have seen
Chef & Author
Mike Reid is an esteemed chef and author. Mike’s passion for gastronomy began in his earliest years, but he didn’t commence his professional career until 2001, when he spent all of his free time learning the ropes at Truffles of Southsea brasserie. Following this, he trained in Le Gavroche and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, where his skills were honed under the tutelage of celebrated chefs Michel Roux Jr, Simone Zanoni and Mr Ramsay himself. In April 2007, Mike joined the team at Gaucho restaurants, swiftly earning himself a position as Head Chef. In 2013, Mike left London to spend six months at a number of Melbourne’s most celebrated restaurants, including Attica and Culter and Co. 2014 was a bumper year for Mike, in which he opened two restaurants on either side of the globe – Jardin Tan and one of London’s most interesting restaurants of the year, M. In September 2015, Mike returned full time to London to open the second M in Victoria St and write his first cookbook entitled M: A 24-Hour Cookbook. Mike has since opened a third M in Twickenham, and appeared on a variety of cooking TV shows including Sunday Brunch, MasterChef and the relaunched Ready Steady Cook.
An update from our CEO
Three months ago, the world changed. Lockdown was announced and instantly much of our daily lives and routines ground to a halt. Though it was difficult in those first few weeks to assess precisely how much low income families would be affected, we knew there was no time to lose. So, we turned to you.
Careers advice in a time of uncertainty
by Phillip Jolly, Employment Programmes Manager at Mayor’s Fund for London Young Londoners are facing a time of uncertainty that none of us could have anticipated at the start of this year. Most students are losing out on classroom-based learning and face an unclear return to school in the autumn with social distancing and blended learning being discussed. Within the Mayor’s Fund, we’re