Xcelerate with Edgbaston – operated by Edgbaston catering partner Levy UK + Ireland – opened on 13 February and offers apprenticeships, career development, and skills training for people wanting to work in the sector.

The one million pound facility – situated behind the Wyatt Stand – is equipped with the latest technology and features 12 modern cooking stations, lecture theatre, and practical training areas.

And Xcelerate with Edgbaston also offers a community engagement programme, including cookery masterclasses for aspiring home chefs run by Steven Lamb, one of the founding tutors at River Cottage.