The Veterans’ Kitchen at Stoll on the Fulham Road is re-opening today after a facelift selling a great range of breakfasts, salt beef bagels and summer snacks. The café is run solely by Stoll Veterans giving people a chance to gain new skills and training when they leave the Armed Forces.
The Veterans’ Kitchen is run by Army Veteran Ian Camps who served in Northern Ireland and in Cyprus. When he left the Forces he became homeless before getting a home to rent with Stoll in West London. He then re-trained as a chef and now leads a team of staff and volunteers at the café.
Ian Camps said: “We have refurbished our outside seating area so it’s now a great place to stop for something to eat and drink – perfect for the summer. We have a relaxed atmosphere with friendly banter just like the cookhouse mentality from my time in the Forces. Having a stable home and being able to run our little café for Veterans and the local community has helped me get back on track.”