Chef's Academy

Chef's Academy

Chefs Academy

The Hand Picked Chefs Academy was created in 2011 as part of our strategy to address the chef shortage and skills gaps within our kitchen brigades.  The programme was designed to attract Apprentice Chefs who would be given the opportunity to work towards a national qualification, while experiencing real life in a working kitchen.

Following the first year pilot of the apprentice chef programme, it was felt that something more was needed to respond directly to specific employment needs. The aim is to give chefs the very best skills, inspire them to create longevity in their own careers and also to encourage the promotion of chef careers.

In particular, the aim was to address the following specific needs:
• Attract the very best young talent directly to HPH
• Give our chefs a programme that would furnish them with the very best skills
• Create a learning environment and learning programme that was inspiring and creative; one that offered more than what was then available.
• Build a strong relationship between HPH and the apprentice, to embed employer values and create employee loyalty.
• Create a career path to suit ambitious young chefs, while encouraging them to remain with HPH

Following the success of the Year 1 and feedback from our Head Chefs, we decided to create Chef Academy Year 2.  Year 2 follows a similar structure as Year 1, with Hand Picked workshops and the attendees working towards an NVQ Professional Cookery Level 3. 

The workshops for Year 2 will focus on basic people management, HACCP and health and safety, managing a section, control of resources and some more complex practical sessions.

Year 2 is open to strong commis and demi chef de parties with the focus that the attending chefs will work towards becoming Chef De Parties.

 

Reservations

Newsletters

Select from the options below to receive relevant news and offers


Close [X]

Please sign in

Please sign in to your account to access premium website content and manage your account details. Signing in will also make completing your reservation quicker as we will automatically retrieve your details.

Forgotten your password? click here to receive your password by email

If you don't have a Hand Picked Hotels account yet your can create one now and gain instant access to our best offers and website content.
Create an account

You have been successfully logged in. Please wait while the current page refreshes.

Forgot your password? No problem, please enter your email address below and we will send you your password in an email instantly.

  1. Please use the email address associated with your Hand Picked account.

If you don't have a Hand Picked Hotels account yet your can create one now and gain instant access to our best offers and website content.
Create an account

We've sent you a reminder. Please check your inbox.

[x] close

Reservations

Close [X]

Please select the number of guests and rooms you would like to book and also enter any promotional code you may have.

    • Promotion code

    • Group code

    • Company ID

  • search info button