The Beef Kitchen is a Not for profit street food and outside catering social enterprise founded in 2005 by Bob Barrett, a former Life Guard in the British Army and resident at the Stoll Foundation.
The company was established to provide vocational training and work experience for ex-Service Personnel in the catering industry. The project aims to help facilitate Veterans’ transitions into working civilian life.
The Beef Kitchen prepares and sells wonderful, quality, homemade British food. It caters for outside functions, events, popups, festivals and is available for private hire. All the profits made by the venture are donated to the Stoll Foundation, a charity established in 1906 dedicated to providing housing and support for ex-Service Personnel and their families.
To date The Beef Kitchen has helped train and support 30 veterans and donated thousands of pounds to Stoll and other charitable organisations.
In 2008 Bob Barrett was Commended by the prestigious Beacon Fellowship Award for Philanthropy and The Beef Kitchen was awarded the New Statesman Upstart Award.
In June 2013 The Beef Kitchen with the help of English Provender and Blue Marlin launched Forces Sauces, a new range of table sauces which supports Veterans. A minimum of 6p from each bottle sold will be donated to Stoll and The Royal British Legion.