A pioneering Social Enterprise that operates to the motto “where good food and people matter” has been praised in the latest edition of The Good Food Guide.
Along with six other new inclusions in the Yorkshire region, Create in Leeds was praised by Consultant Editor, Elizabeth Carter: “Create aims to help people back into work. It was opened by a social enterprise outside-catering company with Richard Walton-Allen, former executive chef at Harvey Nichols, Leeds, at the helm. He has shaped a colourful contemporary restaurant – a big city eatery that is genuinely user-friendly – with a strong, seasonally changing menu delivering an appetising menu of earthy seasonal dishes at very reasonable prices.”
On hearing the news today Sarah Dunwell, Create’s founder and CEO said, “Five years ago I had a burning passion that delivering a great business with great food and customer service should not only make money but also add value to peoples’ lives. We are delighted that entry into The Good Food Guide has recognised the achievement of this vision.”
Create in develops innovative training and create jobs for people who have been homeless, marginalised or vulnerable, and is has received widespread praise from customers and the Prime Minister. This most recent accolade sees them awarded a special Editors’ Award as Best Value for Money restaurant in The Good Food Guide 2013.
Richard Walton Allen, Create’s Executive Chef added, “for the team at Create, ‘where good food and people matter’ is not just a slogan it is the mantra we live and die by. We believe our business adds value to the lives of the most disadvantaged and also to the communities in which we work. It is great to be recognized as the best value for money in 2013 too!”
Create has welcomed over 300 homeless and disadvantaged people into its Academy in the last couple of years and now operates in Leeds, Manchester and Sunderland.
Most recently Create has been feeding the hungry audiences of York Mystery Plays in Museum Gardens from a pop up food cart.
The other eateries in Yorkshire who have secured a coveted ‘new entry’ spot in The Good Food Guide 2013 are: Eric’s in Huddersfield; T&Cake, also in Huddersfield; City Café at Double Tree by Hilton in Leeds; The Star at Sancton; The Woodlands Cafébar in Whitby, and Talbot Hotel in Malton.
Celebrity chef James Martin returned to his hometown of Malton to collaborate with the family-run Talbot Hotel when it re-opened this Spring after undergoing a £4 million renovation and refurbishment of the 17th century building.