A cohort of trainee kitchen assistants traveled to the capital to attend one of the biggest national hospitality industry events on the calendar.
Six students from English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues Culinary Academy attended the national Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (HRC) event at the ExCeL London exhibition center at Royal Victoria Docks.
This hugely popular catering and hospitality industry event took place over three days and allowed trainees to see the latest innovations in professional catering products and equipment, as well as meet suppliers, industry leaders and experts.
Over 1,500 food, beverage and hospitality suppliers were represented and over 100 conferences, demonstrations, shows and competitions were presented to showcase the latest products created specifically for hospitality, catering and hospitality professionals. of restoration.
English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues Culinary Academy Executive Chef Daniel Winstanley said: “Giving our trainees the opportunity to gain wider experience is a key part of our development goals.
“The HRC event provided a solid foundation for students to see all things hospitality, including inspiring live demonstrations of culinary skills and innovative cooking products and techniques.
“Our students came away with additional knowledge and knowledge about the industry, bringing what they learned back to our own kitchens. It was a very valuable experience in the industry to gain nationally recognized qualifications while continuing to work and earn a salary here. »
The students’ trip to the London event would not have been possible without the help and support of local sponsors including Caterite, Althams Butchers, WMcClures, Bid Food UK and My Fish Company.
Delivered in partnership with Kendal College, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues Culinary Academy offers a fully accredited apprenticeship program for young people over the age of 16 to train as commis chefs.
Its latest graduates currently pursue careers at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa in Windermere, the Wild Boar Inn at Crook and the art-deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe.