Anne Bateson – Catering Manager

September 11, 2015 | foundation4peace

Anne’s five steps for PEACE

P – Project at the Foundation everyone should know about

THINK programme is aimed at 14 to 19 year olds and it aims to cultivate curiosity, challenges attitudes, breaks habits, and increases resilience to the threat of radicalisation leading to violent extremism by encouraging young people to act, rather than react.

E – Extremism challenge that needs resolving

Giving young people the tools to act and think for themselves, ‘My Former Life’ is a documentary film used in schools to help young people engage with first-hand accounts of radicalisation, extremism, and their consequences.

A – A fact people might know about the Foundation

We have a fabulous residential suite here which can sleep up to 39 people in a variety of sized rooms, which can be hired out for groups , week days or weekends.

C – Colleague at the Foundation you want people to get to know

Nick Taylor is the Chief Executive here at the Foundation for Peace and brings many of his skills from former roles to help him head the team here. His areas of expertise include peace building, conflict resolution and crisis management to name but a few.  This is his second major involvement with the Foundation, as he was present at the beginning to help set it all up, but then came back around three years ago in his new role as the CEO.

E – Everyone can help the cause of peace by….

You can help us raise money by sponsoring a ‘Dove. We are undergoing a refurbishment in our entrance hall the first time in 15 years, and these doves will hang from the ceiling to make a spectacular display. Individuals or groups can purchase a dove and inscribe a message on it to help fund the decoration and continue to fund our work.

Anne’s Professional Profile:

Anne is the catering manager here at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, and although she works for an outside catering company, she has been here for 16 years, and is very much part of the team.  She is responsible for the day to day running of the Peace Centre’s catering and residential business, and over the years has met thousands of people from all walks of life and all over the world who visit the centre.

After she left school, Anne went to catering college and since then her career has covered industrial catering, the licensed trade, when she ran pubs with her husband for 12 years, hotels for a short while and then here to the Centre. Her day-to-day activities can vary significantly, ranging from doing breakfast for residents to a gala dinner for VIP visitors, or maybe afternoon tea to thank our wonderful team of volunteers without whom she would never get everything done.