The Cafe is inspired by a similar model set up by our Director (Susie Hart MBE), who previously established a restaurant in Tanzania, entirely staffed by differently-able chefs, waiters and waitresses who had been trained at the centre.
The high quality of the food and service had a hugely positive effect on attitudes towards differently-able people in the local community. The restaurant won the Telegraph award for the “Best British Run Restaurant Overseas in the World'' three years in a row. After an initial two-year period whilst the project was being established & the staff trained, the restaurant became completely financially self-sustainable. Many trainees have also been employed in other local catering businesses, something that would have been unthinkable previously.
Telephone: 01423 561556 / 01423 509251
39 Oxford Street
Artizan Cafe & Creative Space
4 Nidderdale House
Registered charity number: 1160494