It’s sweet suc­cess for spe­cial bak­ers

Stockport Express - - History -

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.

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