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Jamie restaurant to open in bay
Jamie Oliver
Restaurant profits will go to the Fifteen Foundation
Television chef Jamie Oliver has announced he is to open a branch of his Fifteen restaurant chain in Cornwall.

The restaurant will be created at the Extreme Academy in Watergate Bay, near Newquay, and is due to open in May 2006 as Fifteen Cornwall.

The purpose of Fifteen is to inspire disadvantaged local young people to train for and enter a career in the restaurant business.

The move has been welcomed by tourism, regeneration and educational leaders.

International profile

Following the format of Jamie Oliver's original Fifteen restaurant in London, Fifteen Cornwall will sit alongside sister restaurants in London and Amsterdam.

Fifteen local youngsters aged between 16 and 24, from disadvantaged backgrounds, will train and work in the restaurant, supported by professional chefs and college training.

Councillor Mrs Annette Egerton, from Restormel Borough Council, said: "This is really building on all the work we have undertaken to regenerate the Newquay area."

Malcolm Bell, chief executive of South West Tourism, said the restaurant would give a major boost to Cornwall's profile.

"The existing international profile of Jamie's Fifteen Restaurants, combined with the profile of Cornwall, make a powerful tool to keep the South West at the front of people's minds when they are choosing where to go on holiday," he said.

To equip Fifteen with its staff, youth careers and advisory service Connexions Cornwall and Devon will be working with Oliver's team to help them find potential candidates.

All profits from the Fifteen restaurants go to the Fifteen Foundation, which provides young people with the working environment in which to expand their knowledge and practical experience.

In Cornwall, all profits from Fifteen Cornwall will go to The Cornwall Foundation of Promise.


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