School in Wellingborough to launch own restaurant

A school for young people permanently excluded from school is launching a catering course
A school for young people permanently excluded from school is launching a catering course

A school for young people permanently excluded from school is launching a catering course.

The CE Academy, judged Outstanding by Ofsted, provides education throughout Northamptonshire for young people permanently excluded from school, at risk of exclusion or who are school-age mothers.

The Kitchen at Spring Gardens course, which will be taught at the Wellingborough campus in Spring Gardens, will teach catering and hospitality skills and enable pupils to gain City and Guilds qualifications, work in a commercial kitchen and serve customers.

The school’s aim will be to encourage young people to choose, cook and enjoy healthy food.

The restaurant will be open to staff and pupils but the plan is to move towards a restaurant that will also serve the local community.

The provision will initially be for CE Academy pupils but it is hoped to extend this offer to young people from other Wellingborough schools.

About 20 nationally known chefs will be attending the launch or are supporting this venture.

Bookers and Thomas Leatherbarrow from Pastry Development Limited are sponsoring the launch event on Tuesday, November 17.