Learn how to make money from food at Sheffield festival

Diploma Students Baking
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Whether opening a bakery, cafe or food truck, or selling homemade biscuits from a market stall, the recipe for success is the same according to The School of Artisan Food, which is hosting a special event as part of of the Sheffield Food Festival later this month.

The school based in north Nottinghamshire has had a huge impact on Sheffield’s food scene with entrepreneurs from Forge Bakehouse on Abbeydale Road, Seven Hills Bakery on Sharrow Vale, Sunshine Pizza Oven, The Bake Lab and Ren’s Cakery all being alumni of its courses.

Yvonne O’Donovan, the school’s head of business and enterprise, will be at the festival sharing her expertise into how to make money from food on Sunday May 28 at 4.30-5pm.

Taking place in the Kitchen Theatre Marquee, the 30 minute talk is to offer a taster of the type of invaluable guidance offered in the school’s courses.

Yvonne said: “I’m delighted to take this opportunity to pass on my knowledge to anyone planning to set up their own artisan food business.

“It’s great to see that some of the alumni are now exhibitors at the festival having taken a successful leap into setting up their own food venture and I hope this year inspires more people to take those next steps.”

The School’s baking tutor David Carter will also be delivering a mini-masterclass on how to make the perfect sourdough in the Theatre Kitchen Marquee in the Peace Gardens on Sunday May 28, from 4-4:30pm.

Having worked for 30 years as a solicitor, David’s wife bought him an artisan bread baking course as a birthday gift, which inspired his drastic change in career.

In Dodworth, Barnsley, The Original Dilraj Tandoori Restaurant and Takeaway has been awarded best restaurant of the year 2017 at the Desh Foundation’s British Bangladeshi Business Awards.

The award was presented to manager Miron Rahman by Miss England and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

Miron said: “Our restaurant has been awarded previously but this award is our biggest accomplishment yet.”

And across South Yorkshire residents are being encourage to make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.

Events such as cookery demonstrations will be taking place in Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham after the launch was held on Tuesday.