It’s sweet success for special bakers
A NEW bakery offers goods baked by people with learning difficulties.
The Kitchen on Chestergate in Stockport, where all the cakes and bread are made by bakers with additional needs, has a shop and a cafe.
The new venture, run by the charity Pure Innovations, which also manages Etherow Park Cafe and Vernon Park Cafe, was opened by Stockport mayor, Coun Walter Brett, earlier this month.
It aims to give back to the community, donating at least 20 loaves a week to homeless charity The Wellspring, as well as any unsold products. The cafe will also host regular Citizen’s Advice Bureau drop-in sessions for people who might not otherwise be able to access the service.
David Ferrier, director of operations at Pure Innovations, said: “We want The Kitchen to become a real community hub. The space is already going to be a regular venue for weekly meetings of young people leaving care associated with our sister charity, Insight.
“In the bakery our own clients are learning new baking, retail and hospitality skills. The bread and cakes they are making are superb.”
The Kitchen is open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 4pm.