Hub for Grub changing lives bite by bite

by Tim Southan in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom

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Our aim. To empower Wolverhamptons vulnerable community with real chances to gain accredited paid training using Hubs hospitality resources.

by Tim Southan in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom


About Tim and his amazing family!

Tim's culinary skills (top left with Harley the 6th member), and experience spans decades with initial college based training culminating in City and Guilds professional cookery qualification with diplomas in hospitality management and patisserie qualifications. Tim has worked home and abroad within hotels and restaurants and then finally setting up in business from 1998 onward.  His family (above) from left to right are Michael, Chloe and Karen (the real driving force) and Molly.  

The Team’s adventure!

My family and I will be addressing the social needs of people who find it difficult or impossible to be heard and do not feel as though they belong or fit in with society. Mental health, homelessness and addiction are at the forefront of most communities.  By addressing these specific problems and talking openly, this will benefit our local community as this hub will be open to all and anybody who feels they can offer a service that assists in any way big or small. Food after all is the one thing we ALL have in common. Incorporated into this will be similar like-minded organisations including local council services and charitable institutions in Wolverhampton.

Chefs expectations!

My specific role will be to ensure our venture hits its legal responsibilities regarding the safe and proper handling of food including kitchen equipment, health and safety. I will be heading the training program, leading the kitchen every day, working with service users generating income from the daily waste food deliveries by local supermarkets which will be used and turned into a beautifully presented menu for sale as a pay what you can charge/donation. I will manage the team, taking responsibility for receiving and spending funds raised and ensuring delivery of the project.

All funds raised will be used to fit and furnish our first Hub. From kitchen design to sinks, ovens, fridges, freezers and everything in between. Within a short time we will open as a dry bar venue inviting speakers to talk about life living with mental illness, homelessness and addiction.

Zero waste on food!

Produce will be sourced from local supermarkets/ traders from either damaged or short dated stock. These will be turned into an assortment of beautifully presented food for the people that use the hub to consume for an affordable pay what you can cost/donation.

 Accredited training courses!

Our staff and service users will work towards gaining accredited qualifications in hospitality within the Cafe/restaurant giving access to career progression and customer service in the hospitality Industry We will implement our training programme using local services and employment agencies.




This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more


This pledge will give you a humongous public thanks, a mention on our social media page and the biggest smile you ever saw when you enter Hub For Grub. We cant wait to see you

£20 or more

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This pledge will get you a hearty breakfast on your way to work, a bite to eat for a lunch break or a tea time treat on your way home! We will even chuck in a hot or cold drink. Hows about that then!

£50 or more

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£50 Family's first

Here is a family friendly offer, bring yourself, a partner 2 children. We will give you a family feast. Take your pick from the main menu choices, we will chuck in your drinks and a pudding of your choice, plus our humongous smiles. That is a great offer!

£200 or more

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This is special, we will cater for you and 10 guests any items on Hubs menu. Starter, main course and a pudding of the day, boxed and wrapped ready to go. Beat that!

£500 or more

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This is just perfect for the undecided. We are giving you 30 days of your choice to drop in and take a seat, relax and take your pick of main course, pudding with a beverage. You can even take it out.

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