HIT Training launches new chef academy


HIT Training, the leading specialist training and apprenticeship provider for the hospitality sector, has announced the launch of a new initiative – the HIT Chef Academy.

The HIT Chef Academy is a new training academy designed to meet the demand for highly skilled chefs in the industry.

With its official launch scheduled for November 4, the initiative has been launched as a result of the growth in the fine dining sector in the UK over the last two decades.

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Headed by Paul Mannering, academy principal, and run by 20 expert HIT chef trainers, the new training programme will bring together the very best in culinary excellence to provide the apprentices with quality training, development and learning.

The prime goal of the HIT Chef Academy is to challenge and stretch the apprentices, supporting them to raise their core skills and confidence, through tasks such as knife skills, stocks, cold presentation, patisserie, kitchen management, flavour profiles and team work.

In addition, the apprentices will also benefit from masterclasses, supplier visits and demonstrations from leading industry professionals, such as Paul Wayne Gregory, the expert chocolatier.

Speaking about the launch, Paul Mannering, HIT chef academy principal, said: “Here in the UK we are leaders in innovative cooking and fine dining experiences – with the number of Michelin starred restaurants increasing each year – and it is an exciting time for the industry as it continues to grow.

“Apprenticeships have a vital role to play in training the next generation of chefs. By launching the HIT Chef Academy we hope to offer more chefs the opportunity to build a successful career in the hospitality industry and to invest in their training and development for the benefit of both the chefs and their employers.”

For more information, please visit: www.hittraining.co.uk./chefacademy (to go live on 1st November 2015).