Restaurant VMF birthday bash

Birthday party marks four award-winning years for the trainees at Restaurant VMF

Restaurant VMF at Villa Park celebrated its fourth anniversary with a champagne dinner party, complete with birthday cake. The restaurant has achieved the Certificate of Excellence award in 2013 and 2014 from Trip Advisor and a host of other accolades. VMF is a training restaurant for the region’s young people and uses food sourced from the area, including from its own allotment. Sponsorship and hospitality chief Alison Plant said: “We have now worked with 40 young people, taking them through their NVQs and giving them confidence and employability skills. And we have remained in the top five restaurants of over 1,400 listed in Birmingham on Trip Advisor.”

Photography by Ryan Phillips


  1. James McLaughlin, Lisa and Dean Smith, Brian Doogan
  2. Alison Plant, Steve Jones, Julie Parr
  3. Competition winners Kizzy Osborne, Sarah Osborne and VMF’s Abdul Shabed
  4. Duncan Mathieson, Rebecca Davis, Marianne and John Edwards
  5. Meena Turner, centre, and guests
  6. Dr Bob Tyler, Peter Reed
  7. Bob Malden and guests
  8. More guests celebrating the VMF birthday
VMF, Aston Villa Football Club tel 0121 326 1570