Couple set down roots at new-look Allotment Café

MOSSLEY man Rory Callaghan and his partner Chelsey Knight have opened a new café in the town.

The Allotment Café, which was formerly The Flying Teapot, has a new look following a five-month refurbishment of the Manchester Road business.

The couple, who have extensive experience of the catering industry, are excited to set up their first business together.

Rory, 30, whose last job was as a chef at the Old Bell Inn, Delph, said: “We have always worked for other people so it is very exciting to have our own business.

“It is only a small café with 30 covers and it is about creating a good atmosphere and a family feel.
“We want it to be small and intimate, nice and cosy.”

Rory and Chelsey, 26, met working together and have done so previously for four years.

After beginning working in kitchens aged 14, Rory has travelled the world as a chef and working in fine dining – he has had jobs in France and New Zealand.

Chelsey, meanwhile, has always worked front of house and her last job was at the Limekiln Café’ in Uppermill.

Rory and Chelsey, who originates from Bath, are joined by two other members of staff, Frazer Smith and Kate Oldham.

The Allotment Café is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday between 9am and 5pm.

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