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School Founder Alison to Star in BBC Series

Posted on April 16, 2018

In exciting news for the School, founder Alison Swan Parente MBE will appear on new BB2 programme ‘Top of the Shop’ this week.

The series begins on Tuesday 17 April and will consist of 8 parts.

It will see up-and-coming amateur food producers from across Britain compete to sell their wares in the Town End Farm Shop, located in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Top of the Shop’ will be presented by Tom Kerridge, a two-Michelin starred chef, with Alison featuring as a judge alongside food writer and restauranteur Nisha Katona.

The judges’ jobs will be to assess whether the amateur food producers’ artisan creations could be turned into a sustainable food business.

When Alison founded the School in 2009, one of her aims was to revive the ‘lost skills’ of artisan food production.

The series comes at a time when interest in artisan food and its production is rising across the country.

“Being able to make food from scratch is a useful skill,” says Alison.

“It helps keep us in touch with our roots and our environment and it most definitely saves us money and gives us something to be proud of.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this programme where entrepreneurship and artisan food skills are valued and encouraged.”

Watch a trailer for the series here.

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