A brand-new course has been developed in Cornwall, which is the first course in UK hospitality to cover an area of the industry that has historically not had access to a certain type of training: Chef Management.
The unique chef management course will help support and develop chefs to become future leaders in Cornwall’s hospitality sector – honing their skills to meet the demands of running a professional kitchen.
Hospitality Table Cornwall (part of the Ofsted Outstanding Truro and Penwith College) has collaborated with leaders in local business to develop the new course ‘Future Chef Managers’ which is for current chef managers, recently appointed, and those aspiring for such roles.
Neil Haydock from Watergate Bay Hotel, who has been instrumental in helping develop this programme says, “This is a real landmark moment of a course created by industry professionals in Cornwall for Southwest chefs, delivering the toolkit a ‘future chef manager’ requires running a modern-day professional kitchen.
“This is another example of hospitality working together. Sharing insights, knowledge, and experiences, helping each other to become stronger, understanding that we are all in this together to make our industry sustainable for the future.”
The three-month course incorporates the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management alongside bespoke sessions that will focus on HR fundamentals, sustainability, wellbeing, mental health, and finance.
The course was inspired and created with local businesses and professionals, including Richie Greenhalgh (Course Designer and Trainer), The Rising Sun, St Michael’s Resort, Housel Bay, Bango Kitchen, The Ainsworth Collection and Elly Owen.
The course looks for enthusiastic, positive and passionate individuals in Cornwall who seek continuous improvement, embrace opportunities and can make important decisions that they will face in the future.
Individuals starting their journey as a future chef manager will learn critical leadership skills, practices and will explore the need to influence sustainable behaviours.
Sessions will be full of engagement, leadership tasks and team building exercises to improve awareness and a sense of togetherness. The course will also explore the need to make sustainable choices around suppliers and produce, as well as being task learners with communicating and collaborating with front of house and management teams.
As there is high demand for this course, the College is looking for its next cohort for 2024 now, you can find out more at www.hospitalitytablecornwall.co.uk/future-chef.