The School of Artisan Food Founder receives Royal Recognition
Alison Swan Parente, founder of The School of Artisan Food, was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s honours list. This well-deserved honour is a fitting tribute to her unwavering dedication to services to the charity and education sectors.
The School of Artisan Food, founded in 2009, with the help of a development agency grant, is the first educational establishment dedicated entirely to the teaching of traditional breadmaking, cheese making and butchery skills.
The School focuses on the promotion of healthy eating and a sustainable food system. It aims to increase local and national employability in the artisan food sector as well as to promote the creation of small food businesses.