The Fifteen Cornwall restaurant which is run by Cornwall Food Foundation a charity group said that it is closing its restaurant with immediate effect. The closure of the restaurant will put the jobs almost 100 people at risk.
The decision to close the restaurant was taken after an independent financial review. With its opening in 2006, Fifteen Cornwall trained unemployed people in its kitchen which is near Newquay.
Trustees of the Cornwall Food Foundation said that they were saddened by the news. There are approximately 70 apprentice chefs whose jobs are at risk while the 30 members who are the trustees of the boards are expected to lose their jobs due to the decision of closing Jamie Oliver’s restaurant which went into administration in May.
Mr. Oliver also expressed his sadness saying that he was surprised by the decision of the review.
Matthew Thomson the chief executive also said that he has been profoundly hurt and is in distress over the announcement and felt sorry for the people who were training in the restaurant’s kitchen.
The CFF while speaking to the media said that it doing its best to resolve the issues and that as a social enterprise body with the task of doing social welfare and safeguarding responsibilities was concerned about the closure of the restaurant.
It further said that it was in talks with its partners and was looking to safeguard the jobs of the people employed in its kitchen. The charity institution run by CFF was also linked to the Food for Change program.
Meanwhile, those people who had already booked their seats in the restaurant during the Christmas Eve had been told that their reservations have been canceled.
The training program run by the CFF in Fifteen Cornwall’s kitchen which opened in 2006 had been doing an amazing job training more than 200 chefs and thus it was a huge blow for the organizations.