The Fifteen Apprentice Programme, founded in 2002 by Jamie Oliver, uses the magic of food to give young people a chance to have a better future. Now in its tenth year the programme is seeking to do as much as it can to encourage the young people embarking on a career in catering to establish positive patterns.
It’s a known fact that smoking can alter the palate of a chef, so Fifteen is committed to helping those who do smoke, with the tools to quit. Helping the youngsters to stop smoking is one way to inspire a healthier lifestyle.
Nikki Giles of Jamie Oliver Foundation says “Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinics and books have an amazing global reputation for helping smokers of all ages to stop smoking – so it was a natural choice for us to approach Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking Clinic in London about their Corporate Stop Smoking Service”.
John Dicey, Worldwide Director of Allen Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking organisation comments “Many employers are realising that helping their staff to quit smoking not only improves productivity, reduces absenteeism through sickness, and reduces health insurance costs but is a tangible and lasting gift for their smoking employees in terms of their health, freedom from addiction, and money saved (a 20-a-day smoker can spend more than £2,000 a year on cigarettes). It’s wonderful to be involved in helping Fifteen’s apprentices to stop smoking as they work towards graduating and we are delighted to be involved. As well as the health benefits of course – chefs who smoke do tend to over-season their food so diners can have an even greater experience if their chef is a non-smoker”.
To celebrate the Fifteen project Allen Carr’s Easyway Clinics are delighted to offer a £50 discount to anyone who mentions “FIFTEEN” when booking a session at any UK Allen Carr’s Easyway Clinic before the end of 2011 (normal cost £220 including money back guarantee).