Chairman Councillor Doug Smith and Portfolio Leader for Housing, Heritage and Leisure Councillor Adrienne Fitzgerald met with Chris Christoforou, the new proprietor of Hednesford Park Pavilion and heard how the café is going from strength to strength.
The café originally opened in 2016 and was retendered in 2019. During the Covid-19 pandemic it was obviously closed, and the Council had many interested parties who submitted a tender.
Chris Christoforou the new proprietor is no stranger to running a café, he ran the successful Gala Café in Halesowen for many years.
Chris opened the Pavilion Café Kiosk on 16 April and the main café opened on 18 May in line with Government guidelines. The café can cater for 18 people seated taking into account Covid regulations and 20 outside. They serve traditional breakfasts, fresh baguettes, paninis, jacket potatoes and salads as well as 14 different flavours of Devonshire ice cream.
The café is open Tuesday to Sunday (term times) 10am-4:30pm and Monday’s on Bank Holidays and School holidays.
Councillor Adrienne Fitzgerald said “We are delighted that the café has opened up again at this popular Green Flag awarded park. It was a pleasure to meet with Chris this morning and to hear how well the café is doing during these difficult times. He is doing really well with his new menu and pricing structure. He has lots of ideas for the future and I’m sure he will continue to make the café a success.”
Councillor Doug Smith said “Chris has done a great job with the refurbishment; the café looks great. He has got a 5-star food rating, serves excellent food and cake and a wide range of hot drinks and even more flavours of ice cream.”
Chris Christoforou said “Everyone is pleased to have the café back up and running. It's in a perfect location next to an amazing park.
“I have lots of plans for the café and I hope the residents of Cannock Chase and the surrounding areas, come and have a look and see what we have to offer.”