New Coventry restaurant opening next week to offer training opportunities for young people as well as fine food - The Coventry Observer

19th Aug, 2022

New Coventry restaurant opening next week to offer training opportunities for young people as well as fine food

A NEW restaurant in Coventry will be serving careers as well as meals with the aim of changing young people’s lives.

Metropolis will launch next Thursday, June 17, in the city centre with an all-inclusive menu filled with feel-good food.

Fleur Sexton, managing director of PET-Xi, said: “We are extremely excited to be announcing Metropolis and everything it represents for the city.”

She added as well as the food and drink offerings, it would be a training ground for young people who may be in time of help, guidance and opportunities.

“Metropolis will provide a life-affirming opportunity for unqualified young people not in education, employment or training to gain qualifications, experience and turn their lives around.

“It is part of the commitment to bring people and life back to the city post Covid and is based on the 2021 City of Culture Coventry Moves initiative, focusing on the journeys which begin in Coventry.”

This year 100 young people will begin their journeys and turn their lives around and move from NEET into the hospitality industry and the team is currently recruiting the first team members who will start when the restaurant opens its doors.

Metropolis head chef Sean Woodall is experienced in training and working with young people and is looking forward to being a mentor, passing on his experience as he has benefitted from a similar journey himself.

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