The Simon Rogan Academy launches front of house programme in partnership with Kendal College

Simon Rogan

Simon Rogan

Executive Chef 28th September 2021
Simon Rogan

Simon Rogan

Executive Chef

The Simon Rogan Academy launches front of house programme in partnership with Kendal College

After the successful launch of the Simon Rogan Academy, Simon and Kendal college are pleased to announce a new Front of House Academy, offering young and passionate individuals the prospect of a long-standing career in the hospitality industry. 

The course will focus on delivering accredited NVQ Level 2 training, encompassing food and beverage service, customer care, general guest services, an introduction to business management, supervision, and team leadership. 

In tandem with this students will also undertake barista and mixology training alongside a Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 2 qualification.

Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge with regular producer visits, masterclasses, and vineyard trips. 

On successful completion of the course, students will undertake a weeklong stagiaire at Simon Rogan's one Michelin starred Hong Kong restaurant, Roganic.

As with the Culinary Academy the cutting-edge Front of House Academy offers fully accredited courses designed to equip students with the necessary skills and confidence to be able to work in an ever-evolving sector and enjoy a rewarding career as an integral part of one of the UK’s leading restaurant groups. 

Applications open from Monday 27th September 2021 

Open Day on Monday 18th October 2021 between 1-4pm at L’Enclume

Applications close on 14th November 2021 

Course starts on 07th February 2022

During the open day, attendees can chat to members of the front of house team, including L’Enclume’s Head Sommelier Valentin Mouillard, Rogan & Co’s Restaurant Manager Kayleigh Thorogood, Umbel Restaurant Group Food & Beverage Operations Manager Nicolas Perdrier and Henrock Bar Manager Andreas Grammatikopoulos.

As well as having the chance to try their hand at wine decanting, cheese tasting, cocktail making and a visit to Our Farm to meet the team and learn more about the growing operation. 

To find out more or submit your expression of interest please visit: or email [email protected] 

Simon Rogan said: ‘’I couldn’t be prouder. Welcoming the first cohort of fourteen students to the Simon Rogan Academy is a hugely positive step as we begin our journey together.

"Alongside this cutting-edge learning programme for chefs, I’m pleased to be able to launch a similar industry leading learning package for front of house colleagues.’’ 

Adding: ‘’The industry has struggled in recent years, especially because of COVID, but this is the first of many steps we will take in helping to create a truly professional industry, an industry in which people can achieve their true potential, whilst being fully supported and mentored every step of the way by their peers.’’ 

Created in collaboration with Kendal College, this fully accredited Level 2 course has been specifically designed to take students on a unique journey, during which they will learn the art of hospitality through a fully immersive hands-on learning programme, which will culminate in a fully expensed week-long stage at Roganic, Simon’s one Michelin starred restaurant in Hong Kong. 

Richard Axford, Kendal College’s Head of Faculty and Service Industries said: ‘’The 14 students joining The Simon Rogan Culinary Academy are incredibly lucky, they are the first of the many who will come through the ranks in the coming years. 

"I’m also hugely thrilled that Simon has announced the launch of his Front of House Academy, which will provide a unique learning experience for those wishing to embark on a guest facing career.’’

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