About Us

We inspire people in Cornwall through food and enable those in greatest need to achieve meaningful change. We do this through training, employment and better life opportunities, while adding real value to the local economy.


Who we are:

We are best known for managing the Fifteen Cornwall Apprentice Programme and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant. With the success of the apprentice programme, we made a conscious decision to further our work within the county through people and food. We are now working on some exciting new projects involving vocational training opportunities and engaging communities through food-related activities focusing on health, education and employment.

What we do:

  • Run great food enterprises
  • Deliver award-winning training and development programmes with appropriate welfare support
  • Improve Cornwall’s food skills through community-based activities, focusing on health, education, skills and employment

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The Foundation is an ever-evolving charity using food to ignite inspiration and change in us all. It has bigger ambitions. As the Foundation grows, so does its need for further support.

We would love to hear from you. Please contact us at: [email protected]

We are socially enterprising and believe that by unlocking the true potential of people through food, we can improve the economy, environment and health of Cornwall.

Matthew Thomson, CEO.