Cornish restaurant Fifteen, and charity Cornwall Food Foundation has announced their closure with immediate effect following an independent financial review.
Fifteen Cornwall, which opened on the beach at Watergate Bay, Newquay in 2006, trained unemployed people to work in its kitchen. Approximately 70 jobs are at risk in the restaurant, while 30 posts at the charity are expected to be lost.
Matthew Thomson, Cornwall Food Foundation’s chief executive, said: “This is an incredibly sad day for everyone and we will try our best to support those who have been impacted. I am profoundly sorry for the hurt, loss and distress this announcement will undoubtedly cause.
“We are extremely grateful to all our loyal customers and amazing suppliers and to the partners, staff and trainees that have made Fifteen Cornwall and the Cornwall Food Foundation so special for almost 14 years.”
In a statement, Cornwall Food Foundation said: “As a charity and social enterprise restaurant we have welfare and safeguarding responsibilities that we are doing our utmost to resolve. We are talking with partners to find a way for the support for people to continue including those on the Fifteen training programme and Food for Change.”
The full statement can be read here https://www.cornwallfoodfoundation.org/
News from Cornwall Live/ BBC.