Independent Yorkshire-based healthy eating company, Filmore & Union, is opening its eighth café and restaurant today in the North Yorkshire market town of Skipton.
Over £200,000 has been invested in to the new three floor development by the two and half year old company, which already has six other cafes and restaurants in Yorkshire, as well a site at Newcastle Railway Station.
The new healthy eating café, situated on Skipton High Street opposite the Town Council offices, has taken over a month to renovate and is providing up to 25 new jobs for the local area.
The company has taken on local Michelin trained head chef, Marcin Kuc, from neighbouring Addingham, to manage and lead the kitchen alongside sous chef, Artur Bialkowski, who has worked closely with Kuc in the past at a one Rosette hotel and restaurant in Ilkley.
The multi-site family-run company have a huge focus on catering for people with special dietary requirements and have a wide selection of gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian dishes and have recently received the official accreditation from Coeliac UK for their gluten free offering.
Filmore & Union is run by Adele Ashley, who created the niche concept after previously owning wellness clinics and spotting a gap in the market when she found that her clients struggled to stay healthy whilst eating out.
This inspired her to find a solution, serving food that is tasty and healthy too.
Adele said: “We’re so excited to open our next venture in Skipton – it’s such a beautiful, bustling town with friendly residents and so much to offer both visitors and the local people.
“As we’re a family business, it’s so important for us to support the community in every way we can, taking on local staff, sourcing our ingredients from local suppliers and getting involved in as many of the town’s events as possible – it’s such a lively place and we can’t wait to be a part of it.”