Blend Kitchen expands and moves to new location
Sheffield social enterprise and not-for-profit restaurant Blend Kitchen has announced expansion and their move to a new prime location on Ecclesall Road.
The organisation, which provides hospitality training and paid work experience to vulnerable adults and marginalised groups, is planning to expand after receiving support from Sheffield’s rock ‘n’ roll troubadour Richard Hawley – an official patron of the project.
The Sheffield musician had this to say: “I can think of no higher honour than to be asked to lend my name as Patron to a place that gives people a sense of worth and value in this world whilst at the same time teaching them skills to secure that worth and value on their own. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all the Blend team the very best of wishes for a brighter future. I look forward to seeing you all very soon, can’t wait. It’ll be something I’ll relish.”
Thanks to a significant cash injection from online educational publishing house ‘Twinkl’ and the offer of a new prime location at their Sheffield HQ on Ecclesall Road (Sheffield’s most popular foodie strip), the Autumn opening of a new restaurant, events space and hospitality training facility for Blend Kitchen is back on track.
Although Twinkl has contributed significantly to the project and the majority of the funding has been secured, the social enterprise needs further critical financial support to transform the empty space. Blend’s Project Manager and fundraiser Justin Rowntree, this week launched an invitation to sponsors and a crowdfunding campaign (www.crowdfunder.co.uk/blend-kitchen-sheffield). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship packages.