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Dr. B's Caribbean Restaurant, 191-193 Chapeltown Road (Chapeltown)
Black & White imageDecember 1989. View of staff behind the counter of Dr. B's Caribbean Restaurant, set up by Doctor Barnado's, the young people's charity. The restaurant was run with funding from Task Force, the Home Office and Leeds City Council. The 36 seater venue provided young people with City and Guilds, Caterbase Hotel and Catering Training Board qualifications over two years, and they were paid YTS training allowances. The restaurant proved very popular for its traditional dishes of Caribbean chicken, steamed fish with cornmeal, stuffed cheese aubergine, served with gunga peas and rice, leaks, plantain and roast potatoes. The successful scheme continues today with approximately 70% of the young people trained finding work in the catering industry. The large, red brick restaurant opens for lunch from Tuesday to Friday.
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Dr. B's Caribbean Restaurant, 193-195 Chapeltown Road (Chapeltown)
Black & White imageDecember 1989. View of staff in chef's whites working in the kitchen of Dr. B's Caribbean Restaurant at numbers 193-195 Chapeltown Road. Although run as a successful restaurant, Dr. B's was actually a training ground for young people with an interest in learning all aspects of the catering industry. They embarked on two year courses in City and Guilds, Caterbase Hotel and catering Training Board during which time they were paid a YTS allowance. At this time the cuisine was mainly Caribbean but the restaurant has since embraced other cuisines also. It still thrives today and is a popular lunch venue between Tuesdays and Fridays. Around 70% of the young people completing their two years here go on to find work within the catering industry.
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