THE School of Artisan Food at the Welbeck Estate was given the royal seal of approval on Tuesday when staff and students welcomed the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
They spent more than an hour at the school, where they toured the butchery and baking training rooms, observed practical classes and met with the school’s full-time students.
The royal couple - who unveiled a plaque at the school - also met with tutors, trustees and sponsors and were presented with a hamper of food produced by students.
The School of Artisan Food is a charitable school dedicated to teaching the production methods and techniques of real, handmade food.
he School is housed in an 1870 Grade II listed building in the heart of the Sherwood Forest. A funding grant from the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) assisted in the building’s renovation to accommodate a state-of-the-art centre of excellence on the Welbeck Estate, the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Portland.
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