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More than £7,500 raised for chocolate cafe dream in Sheffield

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A crowdfunding campaign towards opening a ‘bean to bar’ chocolate cafe in Sheffield has almost reached its £10,000 target.

Max Scotford launched the online drive to help fund the cafe for his artisan chocolate brand, Bullion, at the beginning of the month. 

He has had support from across the city, with more than £7,500 raised in the first half of the 30 day campaign. 
It is intended that the cafe will be part of the firm’s new chocolate factory, to be based at the new Cutlery Works in Kelham Island.

The deadline for people to donate is Sunday October 7, and supporters can visit www.kickstarter.com.

Talking of artisan food, a new degree in the subject has been launched, and is believed to be the first of its kind.

Nottingham Trent University and professional artisan food specialists The School of Artisan Food have teamed up to offer the course in artisan food production from October 2019. 
The foundation degree – which can be studied either two years full time, or three years with a placement – will help to meet increasing demand for skilled producers of high-quality artisan food that is sustainably produced. The School of Artisan Food is where many of Sheffield’s food traders and producers learned their craft. 

Indian restaurant The Vine in Mosborough is a finalist in the Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards, to be held on September 30.