United Kingdom
South West; Cornwall and Isles of Scilly;
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 December 2019
Employment effect (start)
12 December 2019
Foreseen end date


The Cornwall Food Foundation, the charity which owns and runs the restaurant 'Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall' in Newquay, in South West England, announced the closure of its site, which will make 100 people redundant. The closure affects 70 restaurant workers and 30 employees in the charity's administration.

In their statement, the charity said that they had taken the necessary steps towards liquidating of the foundation and the restaurant following an independent financial review.

The restaurant was founded in 2006 to train disadvantaged and unemployed workers as chefs and used Jamie Oliver’s name under a licence agreement. The closure is unrelated to the financial problems and collapse of Oliver’s restaurant group in spring 2019.



Eurofound (2019), Cornwall Food Foundation, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 99494, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99494.