Tel: 03330 135 438

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 15:15

Sat - Sun: Closed

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ECL Café - Saffron Walden is a welcoming place that gives practical modular training in food preparation and hospitality.

About us

ECL Cafe - Saffron Walden is a welcoming place that gives practical modular training in food preparation and hospitality. The cafe is based at the Day Centre in Saffron Walde where the staff team offer hands-on training and guidance in a friendly and supportive environment.

The team produces cafe style food, hot lunches, light snacks, buffets and sandwiches for local people and businesses, creating a variety of meals with a different menu every day. Training is given in food hygiene, money handling and health & safety, offering experience that could lead to paid employment in the local area.

The ECL Cafe experience gives trainees the opportunity to work in an environment that is both challenging and supportive. Trainees prepare and serve tasty wholesome food in a high-quality kitchen, learning the skills they will need to gain a paid job in the community.

Pricing

Prices will depend on the length of your session(s) and the level of support you need. As an example a full day with one of our services would typically start at around £58. Please note that you will be assessed on the levels of support you need.

Find us

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39 Audley Road
Saffron Walden Wellbeing Hub
Saffron Walden
Essex
CB11 3HD

Facilities

  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Café
  • Disabled access
  • Garden
  • Conference room

Case Studies

Anna

Anna

Anna O’Connor, 27, started work-experience with Mitie last July and after eight weeks, she was offered an apprenticeship in the post room.

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Imogen

Imogen

Since Imogen started work-based training at ECL’s Saffron Walden Wellbeing Hub, her dad Gerard has noticed her confidence has grown, and that she has gained independence in relation to everyday life.

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Kelly

Kelly

When ECL customer Kelly Manners, 44, expressed that it was her life-long ambition to work in an office, the team at ECL Highfields offered her a clerical work experience placement.

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