Liam and Ellis Barrie raised £31,881 – almost two thousand pounds more than the £30,000 target – with 11 days left until the campaign closes.
“We’ve smashed the £30k mark,” the brothers posted on the Twitter account for The Marram Grass.
“It’s still live until the 5/11/18 then we sort rewards and will be in touch. In the meantime there are plenty of rewards left. It’s nearly Christmas do your thing and have fun.”
The brothers, who recently announced plans to launch a follow-up restaurant in the Albert Dock area, will launch the restaurant in the grounds of the two-AA Rosette The Marram Grass. Planning permission for the project is already in place.
The pair hope to make the school a development centre for local children to learn how to cook, as there is only one school left on the island of Anglesey that still teaches GCSE catering. They will also use the space to offer cooking lessons and experiences for people interested in replicating the food at the brothers’ restaurant
The Barries expect the school to act "as a hub", allowing for chef development, as Ellis - the chef side of the duo who recently made it through to the grand banquet on the BBC TV show Great British Menu - credits the first Saturday cooking school he attended as a child with putting him on the career path he has followed.
The brothers also intend to fit the school with recording equipment to allow for better quality of sound and film for the YouTube cooking channel that they run.
Rewards for supporters and those who pledge include an exclusive Great British Menu e-tutorial for backers of £30 or more; a year’s supply (10kg) of sausages from the Fat Pig Co. for backers of £100 or more; a place at the Tom Brown masterclass series event (which is now fully sold out) for backers of £150 or more; a sponsored place for a term at the Saturday morning kids’ cookery classes for those who pledge £200 or more; a takeover at The Marram Grass for pledges of £5000 or more; and an experience weekend at the soon-to-be-unveiled White Lodge Cottage on the site of The Marram Grass including snacks, refreshments and a three-course evening meal for pledges of £8000 or more.
The campaign will draw to a close in 11 days.