Top hospitality employers are to open their doors to the public and offer ‘backstage tours’ in a bid to highlight the career opportunities within the industry.
The ‘My Hospitality World’ initiative, supported by Maitre D, Fred Sirieix, aims to inspire young people to consider a career in the sector.
The campaign will focus on a special week in August (w/c13th), in which hospitality businesses across London, such as Aqua Restaurant Group, D&D London, Malmaison London and Royal Lancaster London, will offer people the chance to see what really goes on behind the scenes.
Each venue will host a range of ‘backstage’ tours, presentations and job shadowing opportunities – to demonstrate what’s on offer and spot future talent.
Spearheaded by the Institute of Hospitality and London South East Colleges, the pioneering project has support from the College’s extensive employer forum together with the Career Colleges Trust.
Peter Ducker FIH, chief executive of the Institute of Hospitality, says: “As the professional body for the hospitality industry, our purpose is to promote hospitality management through lifelong learning. We want to encourage and support people to embark on a career path in this exciting industry and the ‘My Hospitality World’ initiative will help us to achieve this.
“What better way to celebrate and showcase an industry than the employers themselves opening up their doors and inviting future employees to see what’s on offer. We are confident that we will successfully inspire the next generation of chefs, hotel managers and restaurant owners – ensuring a bright future for the nation’s hospitality industry.”