Would you be prepared to put your neck on the line to give prisoners a second chance in life?
Al Crisci MBE stepped up to the plate and decided he'd help prisoners turn their lives around through engaging them in food and catering. He is the founder of phenomenon that is The Clink Charity - a trail-blazing initiative giving prisoners a chance to change their prospects and lives through gaining qualifications in catering and hospitality while in prison.
There’s not a lot that Al doesn’t know about the food business. He left school at 17 and trained as a chef, working for Michelin star restaurants in London and running his own restaurant and wine bar in Croydon. In 1994 he joined Highdown prison, serving more than 2000 meals a day, where the vision for The Clink began.