Prince's Trust talent Joe Gray and chef Gizzi Erskine have launched their delicious new menu in Zizzi restaurants, as part of the Tomorrow campaign, raising funds for The Prince's Trust.
Food writer and chef, Gizzi Erskine, has been mentoring Prince's Trust young person Joe Gray as part of our Tomorrow campaign, which aims to inspire young people who are facing unemployment.
Together, the pair have created a delicious special menu exclusively for Italian restaurant Zizzi, that is being sold nationwide to raise money for The Prince’s Trust.
The Tomorrow menu
The scrumptious seasonal three course menu that Joe and Gizzi have developed is available in over 120 Zizzi restaurants nationwide from 25th September.
For every dish sold from Gizzi and Joe’s menu, Zizzi will make a 25p donation to The Prince’s Trust.
Gizzi and Joe’s first course is a radicchio salad with oven-roasted butternut squash, creamy buffalo mozzarella and smoky speck ham.
Moving on to the main event, the chef duo have created a dish of succulent slow-cooked pork cheeks in a tangy balsamic and cider sauce, served with a celeriac mash and yummy salsa verde.
For dessert, make sure you try their indulgent melt-in-the-mouth sticky toffee figgy date pudding – served with a dollop of clotted cream and a sprinkling of amaretti biscuit.
She continued, "As part of The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow campaign we have spent months developing and refining this really special menu which uses some fantastic but slightly unusual ingredients. We can’t wait for people all around the country to try and have a go at re-creating these recipes at home!”
Joe left school with no qualifications and found himself going from job to job, struggling to find permanent employment. He was made redundant at the height of the recession in 2009 and faced a period of unemployment before getting help from The Prince’s Trust to set up his own business.
Through the Enterprise programme, The Trust was able to offer Joe a business mentor and a low interest loan, and he was able to set up his catering business.
The Tomorrow campaign
Launched in May, the Tomorrow campaign saw six Trust-supported young people paired with established industry leaders to create a product that will be retailed nationwide to raise funds for the charity.
Other established talent taking part in The Prince’s Trust Tomorrow campaign include designers Wayne Hemingway, Zandra Rhodes and Kelly Hoppen, beauty expert Liz Earle, and internationally renowned photographer Rankin.
Together they are celebrating British talent, championing young people as the industry leaders of tomorrow and inspiring the next generation at a time when more than a million young people are out of work.