The Crumbs Team
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Founder & Patrons
The late Anne Gardner – Founder
The Mayor of Bournemouth, Derek Borthwick – Patron
Conor Burns MP – Patron
Chair of the operations sub group he has sought to rationalise the business activity undertaken in order to get the best results for our trainees. Outside of CRUMBS Grant is an avid golfer (hacker) and enjoys spending time with his young family.
“My favourite experience since joining Crumbs has been my day spent in the kitchens. It was great to meet so many great and motivated people as well as gaining an understanding of what the organisation can help our trainees achieve.”
Kate Holliday (Patron)
Sarah has been working in social housing for 26 years since graduating from university in 1990. Sarah is currently employed as a Regional Director for the Aster Group, an ethic house builder and landlord working across the south of England.
Sarah started her career in housing as a Housing Management Trainee for Test Valley Borough Council and has since held a variety of posts within local government and not for profit organisations.
Sarah has held a number of key positions during her career including Income Recovery Manager, Area Housing Manager, Operations Manager and Head of Housing Services.
In addition to her degree Sarah holds a professional qualification in Housing studies and a Diploma in Management.
Sarah is married with two children – George and Emily and has a working cocker spaniel called Diesel.
Cllr Chris Wakefield
Jon is currently Managing Director of Panache South Limited, a management consultancy company specialising in all aspects of hospitality management. Panache South offers operational support, tendering, reviews, support and professional advice to caterers and conference businesses in the South of the UK.
Jon is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and is former board member and chairman of the SOuthern Branch and a Professional Member of the FCSI (Foodservice Consultants Society International).
Jon recently attained his Masters Degree in ‘International Hospitality Design and Management Consultancy’ in 2012 from Sheffield Hallam University. He also has a HND in Hotel & Catering Management, City and Guilds 706/1 & 2, Prince 2 Project Management Practitioners certificate and the Advanced Food Hygiene qualification. Jon is a registered trainer for the Chartered Institute of Environmental HEalth and teaches food hygiene courses.
Food Service Manager
Erika’s responsibilities include managing staff and trainees, training staff to manage buffet orders and hot meal serve managing accounts, writing reports, banking, dealing with customers, ordering and overall running of the Food Service, building sales and networking.
Leanne joined Crumbs in 2004 starting work as project support worker at both our Cafe in Boscome and our Bakery in Southbourne. Taking on the role of training our trainees front of house at our former cafe and supporting one day a week at the bakery. In 2007 Leanne changed roles and progressed to Kitchen Manager at the Cafe and then in 2009 became Food Services Manager looking after all food services within the organisation.
In 2014 Leanne became Operations Manager taking on the role of overseeing the organisation as a whole, dealing with HR, charity budgets, negotiating service level agreements, dealing with health and safety, updating policy’s and procedures, actively promoting Crumbs profile in the community, and looking at ways to grow the business so the Charity can become more sustainable.
Training and Development Manager
I have been working with CRUMBS since 2005. I started as an Assistant Manager with our Doorstep’s Sandwich delivery round. In 2007 I became the Cafe Co-ordinator at our former Boscombe cafe, training our learners in customer service and front of house skills. I progressed to Training and Development Manager in 2015; my role includes trainee and staff induction training, referrals for our training programme, managing our Work-Steps programme, building relationships with local employers and special needs schools and in-house training.
Food Services Supervisor
Caroline Jones Sonny Gannaway
Food Services Trainer
I then spent the next six years working in London before settling in Bournemouth in 2002.
I have worked at Crumbs for the passed 4 years, the first 3 years I worked as a Project Assistant at our Bakery site in Southbourne, before moving to our Hub in 2014. I support trainees in their learning, helping them build their confidence and gain practical catering skills. I assist with the day to day running of the kitchen area, preparing food throughout the day with the trainees for the residents at Hibberd Court. I also oversee the preparing of hot meals for some of our outreach sites across the Bournemouth area.
Working at Crumbs is good fun as we are a happy team. Seeing the trainees develop their skills and grow in confidence is a very special and rewarding experience.
Food Services Trainer
I am married with two grown up sons, the eldest has some brain damage and has been blind from birth.
Food Services Assistant
I have a grown up daughter with Aspergers.
I am originally from Winton, and have lived in Bournemouth for most of my life. In my spare time I enjoy walking, photography,cross stitch,car boots and the joys of being a Grandma.
Food Services Trainer
I enjoy eating out which I tend to do a bit to much. I do enjoy socialising and enjoy going out for walks on a nice sunny evening. I also really enjoy going on holiday to hot country’s. My partner has recently got me a bike and keeps trying to get me to go out cycling but I would rather go out walking.
I really enjoy working at Crumbs, I like to be busy which helps me not to eat to much as I am trying to eat healthily but this doesn’t always work.
Work Placement Supervisor
I have two grown up children, my son is an A & E registrar but my daughter is not working at the moment due to ill health. I am very proud of both of them for having strong values and integrity.
My other love is holidays. I love travel and while I am still fit and healthy I aim to have as many as I can within the holiday entitlement Crumbs gives me!
Marketing & Public Relations Officer
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