Finishing touches to Fifteen Cornwall
finishing touches are being made to ensure all is ready for
the grand opening of Cornwall's most eagerly awaited
Fifteen Cornwall's 21 student chefs are now in place
at the Watergate Bay restaurant, practising dishes with the
team of professional chefs in the brand-new kitchens. Meanwhile,
front-of-house staff have been polishing glasses and straightening
cutlery so everything is perfect for the May 18 launch day
when Jamie Oliver will join his team of recruits to cook a
special charity lunch.
The restaurant, on the top floor of the Extreme Academy,
has stunning views over the two mile beach and offers an exciting
menu of modern Mediterranean dishes using high-quality, locally-sourced
seasonal ingredients from land and sea. The restaurant also
promises to be a visual treat with a reception desk carved
from a 180 year–old beech trunk from the National Trust's
Lanhydrock House near Bodmin and pink interior lighting.
Reservations have been rolling in for lunch and dinner which
can be booked up to six months in advance. There are still
opportunities to get a table and a special late-availability
page will be added to the restaurant's website on May
19 to show when there are spaces in the next two weeks.
Places for breakfast and the early evening 'Kid's
Hour' – between 5.30 and 6.30pm - cannot be booked
and are offered on a first come first served basis.
Fifteen Cornwall General Manager Polly Dent said: "Our
bookings team has been extremely busy and we are delighted
with the level of interest so far. However, we are encouraging
people wanting a reservation to phone or check online as we
still have plenty of tables available. We hope our late-availability
page will help people be able to snap up those last few precious
seats for what we hope will be an unmissable dining experience."
The restaurant will be dedicated to the same inspirational
social enterprise goals as set out by Jamie Oliver and his
team at Fifteen in London. All profits will go to the Cornwall
Foundation of Promise, whose purpose is to create fantastic
career opportunities for disadvantaged local youngsters and
help them to achieve their full potential. The restaurant
will also provide a valuable boost to Cornwall's tourism
industry and make use of the abundance of high quality local
food producers in the region.
Director of Fifteen Cornwall Will Ashworth said: "We
are all extremely excited that the restaurant is almost ready
and can't wait to see the guests arrive and the feast
begin! We are determined the restaurant will be a top quality
destination producing well-trained, Cornish-grown chefs, attracting
tourists and local people alike boosting the local economy."
The project has received more than £1 million in investment
from Objective One and the South West Regional Development
Agency (SWRDA), with additional support from Jobcentre Plus,
the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), Cornwall College, Restormel
Borough Council, St Austell Brewery, HSBC Bank, Barclays Bank
and The Hotel and Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay.
For further information please contact Helen Roberts, Deborah
Clark and Associates Ltd on 01872 276276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has also invested in the Fifteen Cornwall
project through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Helen Roberts, Deborah Clark & Associates Ltd
(PR on behalf of The Hotel and Extreme Academy, Watergate
Tel: 01872 276276
Judi Blakeburn, Marketing Director
The Hotel & Extreme Academy, Watergate Bay
Tel: 01637 860543
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439