If you’re a young hopeful read on…
English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues has partnered up with Steven Doherty to launch a new Culinary Academy training initiative.
The scheme sees participants training to become commis chefs while working for the hotel group, and training under Mr Doherty who runs the nearby Lakeland Cafe.
The course is being promoted across Cumbria as we speak and the first lot of students will start in September.
Simon Berry, from English Lakes Hotels Resorts and Venues, said: “This is a chance for our rising young talent to work with and learn from the very best right at the start of their careers.
“A commis chef is the most likely starting position in many kitchens for aspiring young chefs to learn the basic functions of a professional kitchen.
“Steven will be an invaluable asset to guide and inspire our culinary staff to create quality and innovation in the dining experiences we aim to provide.
“We are confident that he will help many of them graduate and progress onto future senior chef roles, whether they choose to stay in our group or move on to leading restaurants around the world.”
As for Mr Doherty, he is well known for becoming the first Briton in history to run a three Michelin-starred restaurant.
In Cumbria, he has spearheaded the gastro pub racket and said: “”I am thrilled to be involved in helping the English Lakes group bring the Culinary Academy initiative alive. It’s an opportunity to develop a fantastic career.
“The apprenticeship offers that important balance of realising how personal and team performance impacts on the success of dishes and menus, as well as understanding the principles of supply chain, waste management and the basic costing and yield of dishes.”