The co-owner behind one of Liverpool’s most talked about restaurants Izakaya has revealed how the business has spurned another flourishing company.

After just a few months of the widely acclaimed launch of the Japanese cuisine-inspired venture in Castle Street, highly regarded Liverpool chef and entrepreneur Harry Marquart was approached by North West Academies in Cheshire seeking help to run a school dinners service in the region.

Harry explained: “We’d received a lot of praise around Izakaya’s opening and highlighted the emphasis in our menus and marketing on how keen we were to help improve the region’s record on health through the Japanese style of eating. 

“We were then delighted to be approached to demonstrate our expertise and have the opportunity of making an impact within the education sector.

“We were offered an initial budget to feed pupils a 2 course lunch and through the help of local suppliers wanting the help to back the project, the service has been an unparalleled success. The pupils are now eating locally sourced produce of high quality and all the positive feedback has led to some great referrals for the business.

More on Harry Marquart’s School Meal project via Harry@school-meal.co.uk

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