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Welcome from Rosemary SchraderChef and Patron, Rosemary Shrager
Welcome to the Veterans’ Artisan Bakery, a specialist training centre designed to give vulnerable former soldiers employment skills while using the therapeutic nature of bread-making.
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NEW ALLOTMENT FOR THE BAKERY

The Beacon which houses the Veterans’ Artisan Bakery is benefiting from a bumper crop of allotment veg thanks to a dedicated band of volunteers! Read More
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WALKING WITH THE WOUNDED VISIT THE BAKERY

The six wounded veterans walking 1,000 miles in ten weeks to raise money for Walking With The Wounded, received much-needed tea and cake at the Veterans Artisan Bakery, Catterick on Monday. On day 17 of their 71 day mammoth walk, the veterans walked with two former Riverside residents, Matthew Opie and Peter Pankhurst to Riverside’s… Read More
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BAKING BISCUITS OPENS NEW DOORS FOR VETERANS

Yorkshire Post, 06/11/2013 THE anxious watching of oven doors to see if cakes have risen or if delicate macaroons are ready on BBC Two’s recent Great British Bake Off has proved baking is back in vogue. But one artisan bakery in North Yorkshire, which helps ex-servicemen and women, is proving that creating pastries, bread and other delights… Read More
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THE BAKERY FEATURES IN THE BIG ISSUE

From Trevor Morris, MoD Area Manager, The Beacon, and co-director of Veterans’ Artisan Bakery Community Interest Company. The future is biscuits! This year Riverside’s Veterans Artisan Bakery launched a biscuit with Rosemary Shrager & the fundraising and PR agency Cause UK, to help raise funds to support homeless Veterans. Riverside’s vision is to replicate the… Read More
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WHY I’M NOT JUST ANOTHER STATISTIC ON ARMED FORCES DAY

Saturday’s Armed Forces Day pays tribute to our veterans. Ann Chadwick meets one who is getting back on track after suffering the horrors of war.   One minute Sean Scott was in a training exercise with the Royal Marines, the next thing he remembered was being in a hospital bed. “One of the first training… Read More
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RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

With the help of celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager and housing association Riverside, a group of ex-homeless veterans are rebuilding their lives and cooking up a storm in their own artisan bakery. Jess McCabe reports On the first bite, the Viennese finger explodes with sweetness on the tongue, with a hint of vanilla. A moment later,… Read More
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BBC ‘INSIDE OUT’ FEATURES THE BAKERY

The BBC ‘Inside Out’ team for the North East created a 9 minute film about the bakery in January 2013.  View here. Read More
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WILLIAM HAGUE VISITS THE BAKERY

William Hague MP opens The Beacon and visits The Veteran’s Artisan Bakery. Riverside ECHG and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have worked together to provide a new purpose built supported housing scheme in Catterick Garrison called The Beacon for homeless veterans. See an inspirational insight into how the centre works. Read More
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MARCO PIERRE WHITE SUPPORTS FUNDRAISING APPEAL

Published on Thursday 6 October 2011 06:00 by the Yorkshire Post CHEF Marco Pierre White returned to his home city yesterday to launch a charity campaign to help war veterans. He was at Harewood House, near Leeds, to highlight plans to build a veteran’s artisan bakery which will offer training at Catterick Garrison and the… Read More
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FRONT LINE TO PRODUCTION LINE

Standing the heat of any professional kitchen can be tough, but for Kevin Irvine, it is just another day in the office. Ashley Barnard of The Northern Echo reports. THE man used to overseeing the feeding of more than 9,000 soldiers in makeshift kitchens in war zones has packed up his mess tins and set about… Read More
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BBC RADIO FOUR FOOD PROGRAMME

Sheila Dillon looks at the spiritual and therapeutic value many place on breadmaking. The Therapy of Food Read More
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VETERANS IN KNEAD

For the launch of the bakery, Cause UK approached local celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager who has a passion for baking. It was a wonderful match. Rosemary instinctively understood the charity and its work and how baking bread can work on a therapeutic level as well as a vocational one. Her attachment to the bakery helped… Read More
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RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

Riverside ECHG – a provider of social housing nationwide – and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) worked together to create The Beacon. The Beacon is a specialist housing and training facility for veterans who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and struggling to adjust to life back in Civvy Street. It is situated on… Read More
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FROM FIRE POWER TO FLOUR POWER

Located at The Beacon, a purpose built supported housing scheme for at-risk veterans, the bakery is situated on the edge of Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire. Riverside ECHG – a provider of social housing nationwide – and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) worked together to create The Beacon. The bakery is set up as a… Read More