College Restaurant Closure Announced

Date: 03/07/2017


Dearne Valley College has taken the decision to close the doors of its commercial training restaurant, The Griffin Grill.

The restaurant was part of a range of high quality teaching facilities designed to train the next generation of culinary professionals, however, an unsustainable level of revenue at the site has led the college to decide to move resources into other areas. The college will continue to offer catering and hospitality courses and Apprenticeships, and a high quality college experience offering industry-standard facilities, such as the brand new training kitchen at Dearne Valley College, and will be enriched by work placements with our industry and employer partners, and at The Wharncliffe restaurant at their partner college, Rotherham College.

A spokesperson for the college added:

"We have taken the difficult decision to close The Griffin Grill due an unsustainable level of revenue, and after recognising that operating an external restaurant is no longer viable. With reducing financial resources, it was recognised that funds would be better directed to continuing to build upon the fantastic teaching experience our students receive. The college is supporting colleagues and students through the changes brought by the restaurant closure, and we want to thank them for their fantastic achievements and concerted efforts at The Griffin Grill since its opening."

“We would like to thank all of our customers who visited The Griffin Grill, both past and present, and our customers can still take advantage of our sister college's student restaurant, The Wharncliffe at Rotherham College, based in Rotherham Town Centre.”

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