Malmaison has selected seven extremely talented chefs from its 13 hotels across the UK who show real potential to be taught the ‘Mal’ way.
The objective of The Malmaison Chef Academy, partnered by HIT Training, which launches on 14 July is to develop and nurture young talent and grow their knowledge and skill set essential to delivering the quality product and brand standards of Malmaison, says the company.
Each chef will have to complete a 12 month training programme covering the four main sections of the kitchen – larder, veg, sauce and pastry.
During that time, which will be spent with their respective head chefs, the young chefs will go through intense training.
Three days will be spent off site, two days at Malmaison Liverpool where they will be coached and trained by Malmaison Chef Director John Woodward and Brand Training & Support Chef Tom Hughes and finally there will be a one day Master Class relating to the subject area.
On completion, the young chefs will not only have gone through The Malmaison Chef Academy, but they will have gained a recognised qualification in the industry too, via HIT.
Alongside The Malmaison Chef Academy, Malmaison and HIT are working together on launching a national apprentice campaign to attract young chefs to join Malmaison who will then continue on to be the next Chef Academy learners.
Lindsay Southward, Director of People and Development at the hotel group expressed her delight about the launch: “We are extremely excited to have launched this campaign as part of Malmaison’s ethos is the fantastic food offering.
This is a great opportunity to help nurture and develop young talent.”
Boutique hotel group Malmaison has 13 properties across the UK in Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford and Reading.