The social enterprise is to close following ‘an independent financial review’.
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant is closing with immediate effect, putting up to 100 jobs at risk.
The social enterprise, at Watergate Bay near Newquay, and run separately from the TV chef’s food empire, is to shut down following “an independent financial review”.
It has helped train dozens of unemployed or disadvantaged workers since 2006.
Despite carrying Mr Oliver’s name under licence, Fifteen Cornwall is owned by the Cornwall Food Foundation (CFF) and Mr Oliver has no financial ties to the restaurant.
In a statement, the CFF said: “As a charity and social enterprise restaurant we have welfare and safeguarding responsibilities which we are doing our utmost to resolve.
“We are talking with partners to find a way for the support for people we work with to continue, including those on the Fifteen training programme and Food for Change. ”
Source: Minute Hack
Original publication 13 December, 2019
Posted on NatCorn 15th December 2019
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