A Tottenham chef and business owner helped vulnerable adults enjoy a Christmas party they will never forget.
Steven Pessoa runs Electric Grubb, his healthy café in the High Road. In December he provided enough food for 70 people at HAIL (Haringey Association for Independent Living) for their Christmas party at Tottenham Town Hall.
“This is why Grubb was established,” he said. “It’s for the community and vulnerable adults are a big part of it who shouldn’t be marginalised. I cook a lot of healthy food. It puts a smile on my face when I see them smiling and enjoying the grub.”
Steven has been working with HAIL for the past few months. Every week he delivers food to their centres or hosts a meal for the adults with learning and physical disabilities at his café.
“Steve is really kind-hearted and he has been really helpful in delivering meals to our centres out of the goodness of his heart,” said Lva Simms, HAIL’s director of HR and Quality. “We were looking for a local business we could support and one that provided fresh, homemade food and we got really lucky with Steve. Our service users love going to his café. He treats everyone equally and he’s really good with our adults.”
As well as helping vulnerable adults Steve offers half-price discount meals for students and usually throws in a piece of fruit and a drink at no extra charge.
“A lot of these kids don’t even get the opportunity to sit down and eat a good meal once a week,” he said. “But they come in here and I try to make them feel welcome. I’ve made it my duty to stretch out my hand to help others. I’m a local lad so for me it’s about giving something back to Tottenham.”
Electric Grubb is open from 10am to 9pm, Mondays to Thursday; and 10am to 9.30pm, Fridays to Sundays.
For more details visit: https://electric-grubb.business.site (External Link)