If you’re looking for an excuse to order a cheeky takeaway tonight, this might be it. Top wagamama chefs are helping female prisoners turn their lives around – one katsu curry at a time.
A team from the popular noodle chain visited HMP Downview on Wednesday (15 November), training up 18 inmates to cook-up some of the restaurant’s classic dishes.
Dishing up mouthwatering katsu curries and bang bang cauliflower, the prison kitchen successfully fed all 300 inmates in the womens’ prison – but the partnership didn’t end when the plates were cleared away.
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Wagamama ultimately plans to offer former offenders employment upon their release, helping them to reintegrate into society and reduce reoffending. It has run similar workshops at multiple men’s prisons around the country.
“Wagamama believes that people deserve a second chance and we commit, through our people promise, ‘all on one bench’ that our teams will always feel part of our no judgement community,” a spokesperson for the chain said.