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New Restaurant to Offer Training Boost to Hospitality Industry

Our new restaurant in the heart of Folkestone is set to boost the local hospitality sector, providing top-quality training opportunities for aspiring chefs and front of house professionals, and more than 22 jobs for residents.

Affectionately named after our recently retired Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Anne Leese, Anne’s Restaurant on Shorncliffe Road is in the final stages of development and is due to open its doors later this year.

The restaurant will build on the successful model of our four-star Broadstairs hotel, The Yarrow, providing local students with the opportunity to gain a wealth of practical experience in a commercial setting alongside highly skilled professional staff.

For students studying Catering and Hospitality pathways at our Folkestone College, Anne’s will play a pivotal role in strengthening the link between College-based learning and the hospitality industry, ensuring every student gains the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to thrive in their chosen careers.

Anne’s Restaurant General Manager, Steven Hayes, commented: “I am very proud to be building a team in preparation for Anne’s launch later this year.

“My team and I are excited to help inspire the next generation of hospitality professionals and give them the best start to their futures.

“We can’t wait to welcome the community through our doors and share our delicious new menu.”