Celebrity Chefs and Social Capital

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Date: 
18.10.2011
Source: 
Shaftesbury

Along side celebrity chef James Martin, and Minister for Skills John Hayes, our lead Partner, Patrick Shine last night took part in ‘Equipping the Next Generation of Citizens’, an event hosted by ResPublica. In front of a packed house, the panel discussed how to develop the soft-skills and attributes needed in active, responsible citizens.

Patrick delivered a distinctive message on the role of supportive networks in hearing about job opportunities, preparing for interviews, and engaging with the culture within an organisation. In doing so, he drew on his experience as Chairman of The Challenge Network - the largest provider of the government's National Citizen Service programme - in terms of its focus on social mixing, as well as building confidence and trust between participants. It is these skills, Patrick noted, that help young people form the networks they need to become active and responsible citizens. 

The event coincided with the launch of the ‘5by25’ campaign, to equip young people with the skills to cook 5 recipes from scratch by the time they are 25.

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