Gary Usher crowdfunds £86k and hints at next project

By Sophie Witts contact

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Gary Usher crowdfunds £86k and hints at next project
Chef Gary Usher’s latest crowdfunding campaign closed last night after going in to overfunding by £36,000.

A total of 1,193 backers pledged £86,624 to help the chef open his Pinion restaurant in Prescot town centre later this year.

The 24-hour campaign hit its target in just one hour after launching on 30 May.

Usher opened Sticky Walnut in 2011 and has since crowdfunded over £350,000 to launch Burnt Truffle in Heswall, Hispi in Chorlton and Wreckfish in Liverpool.

His next restaurant project after Pinion will be Kala, ​meaning ‘black’ in Urdu – a language in which Usher’s grandad was fluent - in Manchester city centre.

Though details are yet to be confirmed, the chef wrote on Twitter that 2019 could possibly see him launching his first hotel alongside Kala, which will serve breakfast.

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