Going local is recipe for Dawn’s venture

Dawn Pickersgill, left with her team, Paula Montgomery, Sophie Curwen, Jake Rigby and Jacqui Pickersgill
Dawn Pickersgill, left with her team, Paula Montgomery, Sophie Curwen, Jake Rigby and Jacqui Pickersgill
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Home cooked, family and local produce are the ingredients that one woman is hoping will cook up success for her dream business.

Dawn Pickersgill has opened her tea room and bakery in Knott End with a promise to source produce as locally as possible.

She said: “The new enterprise represents everything I believe in.

“The bakery and tea room will support local food suppliers and provide employment opportunities for local people, including my own family.

“It will also fill a niche for quality home baked food within an inviting environment for local people to meet.”

She said almost everything will be home baked on the premises and include fresh bread, cakes and pastries.

The tea room, on the site of a previous cafe which closed in November, will be a family business, with Dawn’s son Jake taking on the role of bread baker, her nephew Connor as chef, her sister Paula and daughter Georgina helping out front of house, along with the help of niece Hannah and nephew Bailey.

Also, Dawn’s sister-in-law Jackie will be making and supplying home-made soups.

Dawn is hands-on in the business too with a creative passion that was inspired at a recent visit to Northcote Manor, where top chef Nigel Howarth showed her around the state-of-the-art kitchen.