War vets opening artisan bakery tomorrow

An artisan bakery staffed by war veterans opens in North Yorkshire on Thursday.

The Veterans’ Artisan Bakery at Catterick Garrison, which won the support of celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, has been set up as a social enterprise and will provide accredited qualifications to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress or who are vulnerable to homelessness with new skills and insight into running a business.

Pierre White told the Veterans UK website why he’s got involved.

“This bakery is a way to bring people together and work for a common cause. The veterans deserve this opportunity – I know how tough it is – my visits to the frontline have been truly life-changing experiences. I have nothing but respect for the soldiers who served there and I am honoured to support a valuable project like this. So let’s break bread and salute these great people.”

The new bakery is the culmination of work between housing group Riverside ECHG and the Clervaux TrustThe Clervaux Trust which operates a similar artisan bakery in Darlington.
The bakery will be officially launched on February 16 by celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager.