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First cafe to open at Olympic Park to offer jobs to disabled people

PUBLISHED: 17:18 07 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:32 07 May 2013

Rosie Boycott, Mayor of London's Food Advisor,  and Dennis Hone, LLDC chief executive at the North Park Visitors Centre to announce the first cafe on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will be operated by the Camden Society and named Unity Kitchen Cafe

Rosie Boycott, Mayor of London's Food Advisor, and Dennis Hone, LLDC chief executive at the North Park Visitors Centre to announce the first cafe on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will be operated by the Camden Society and named Unity Kitchen Cafe

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The first café at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be operated by the Camden Society and promises to offer jobs for disabled people.

The café, which be be named Unity Kitchen Café, will be one of four permanent cafes and four permanent kiosks across the 226 hectare (560 acre) site and will be the first to open at the Park in July.

Alongside the café there are two community rooms, which will be run by Community Links, a charity based at Barking Road in Canning Town.

Chairman of The Camden Society, Gerald Oppenheim, said: “The combination of this beautifully designed café and flexible community space will provide a great place to relax, eat and drink with everything from community classes, to yoga sessions, to training seminars, business breakfasts, weddings and parties.

“We aim to make the most of the training and employment opportunities which the café will offer to people with disabilities, as it will be an additional venue for in-work training of our apprentices.”

Unity Kitchen Café will be in the north of the Park at the newly built Timberlodge. It has space for up to 80 indoor diners and a further 100 at table seating outside.


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