Springboard calls on chefs to become FutureChef mentors

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd October 2015
Springboard is seeking Chefs to do their part to help the industry by inspiring and educating the future generation of hospitality and attracting fresh talent to fill skills shortages. Since 2000, over 100,000 young people have taken part in FutureChef with many beginning successful careers in the industry through quality apprenticeship schemes and work experience opportunities with FutureChef mentors and sponsors. Winner-of-Springboard’s-FutureChef-2015This has supported industry chefs with their CSR objectives as well as the local economy as the skills and experience young chefs gain help businesses develop, be successful and grow. Springboard’s FutureChef was developed to support schools and students aged 12-16 to have ongoing regular interventions with local industry professionals, deliver vibrant interactive demonstrations, skills development sessions, access to educational resources and work experience as well as a chance to take part in the FutureChef competition. Eddie Ward, a mentor chef from BaxterStorey, said: “FutureChef prepares young people for quality work and life after school by providing employment and education opportunities in the industry, transferable skills training, with ongoing coaching and support. This year I was very pleased to mentor a FutureChef contestant from the local final to national final.” Springboard is calling on industry chefs to get involved, mentor and develop young enthusiastic chefs through skills sessions in schools, guiding competitors from the local final stages and beyond with their menu planning, cooking skills, budgeting and preparation. To get involved visit www.futurechef.uk.net 

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 23rd October 2015

Springboard calls on chefs to become FutureChef mentors