Waitrose to open second cookery school
Waitrose has announced plans to open its second cookery school as part of a new store development in Londons Kings Cross.
The multi-million pound scheme, which will create up to 170 jobs, will include a 21,000 sq ft supermarket and a state-of-the-art cookery school offering a variety of paid-for courses ranging from bread making to ‘The Art of Michelin Star Cookery’.
Waitrose is the only UK supermarket to have its own cookery school after opening its first in London’s Finchley Road in autumn 2010.
The decision to open a second cookery school came after Waitrose reached an agreement with King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership to open the facility alongside a new Waitrose food shop.
In addition to offering paid for courses, Waitrose will work with KCCLP and Camden Council to provide a series of free sessions throughout the year for schools and community groups from the local area.
Waitrose managing director Mark Price, said: "We’re delighted to be part of the continuing regeneration of King’s Cross and are looking forward to creating up to 170 new jobs and building on the success of our cookery school in Finchley Road.
"As a food retailer, we have a responsibility to help educate and inspire people not only when it comes to their weekly shop but also when it comes to creating and enjoying good food. It’s fantastic to give even more people the opportunity to develop their culinary skills."
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