New apprentice nights offer ‘A Taste of the Future’

Posted in on 16th Feb 2017 by Northcote | 2 Comments

A new concept is bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting young Northcote chefs for a series of pop up evenings at Café Northcote.

Northcote’s talented apprentices will showcase their developing skills during six evenings spread over three months.

In teams they will create exciting menus and use their growing knowledge to combine flavours and offer a memorable evening for diners.

From the chefs to the front of house team, apprentices will be at the forefront of the events providing the highest standards of food, drink and service in the apprentice restaurant.

The project is entirely apprentice-led, offering the insight and experience of running a kitchen and restaurant, by organising, managing and delivering the series of events themselves.

Nigel Haworth, Northcote Chef Patron said:

“This is a very exciting venture and the first time we’ve done anything like this. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the apprentices to show their enterprising and talents. They are controlling everything and will be focusing on the complexities of making the food, service and ambience special. The cooking, marketing and service is all down to them and I’m sure they’re going to do put everything into the nights to make them a great experience for the diners and themselves.”

Apprentice Dan Carson said:

“We experience the beating heart of a Michelin-starred kitchen on a daily basis as Northcote apprentices, all with the mutual goal of becoming the best chefs we can be and play a part in the success of the Northcote brand.”

Each evening will consist of a bespoke five-course menu plus coffee with the option of a matched drinks flight created by Northcote sommelier Alexandros Kitsos.

At £35 per person plus £15 for the drinks flight, the evenings represent excellent value for money while helping local charities and the apprentices.

Working in partnership with BKs Heroes, Blackburn Nightsafe and Blackburn Youth Zone, proceeds from each event will go towards the good causes as well as furthering education for the Northcote apprentices.

The first two evenings take place on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March. The following evenings will be held on Thursday 20th & Friday 21st April and in May on Thursday 18th & Friday 19th and are 7pm for 7.30pm.

Early booking is encouraged and tables can be reserved by calling Café Northcote on 01254 260520.

For more information on these events take a look on the Café Northcote website.


  1. E J Walsh says:

    I have booked – not clear where these events will be held – please clarify

    1. Northcote says:

      Hi, sorry we didn’t see this comment until now, the event is taking place at Café Northcote in Blackburn’s Cathedral Quarter: We look forward to seeing you there!

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