Chefs Recognised at our Annual Conference

Chefs Recognised at our Annual Conference

Our sister company, Chefs Jobs UK hosted their annual Chefs Conference on Tuesday 19th January within state of the art catering facilities at Accrington and Rossendale College.chefs

Catering students from the college were encouraged to participate in the event which included attending presentations on the industry and assisting Chefs in the kitchen, whilst gaining insight into the industry first hand by working with the professionals. Media students were also commissioned to shoot video footage throughout the day as well as interviewing Chefs to produce a promotional video for the event.

30 of our Interim Chefs were selected from our 200 strong brigade who work regularly across the country for our Chefs team. The conference also included a presentation on “The Future of Food” from Manchester based Chef Consultant John Benson-Smith, a Master Chef of Great Britain since 1985 and voted in the top 50 ‘most influential & important Hospitality Caterers’.

The Chefs were pitted against each other in an exciting cook-off judged by John, Chefs Jobs UK Chairman and former General Manager of the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Richard Mellor along with Sue Taylor, Accrington and Rossendale College Principal.

A handful of  our Chefs were also recognised in an awards ceremony, in which we awarded ‘Best Newcomer’, ‘Going the Extra Mile’, ‘Chef of the Year’ and ‘Special Recognition’.

Our Managing Director, Michelle Mellor, who is also a former Accrington and Rossendale catering student said; “It’s fantastic that we have such world class facilities on our doorstep in Accrington and I’m absolutely thrilled that we could include the students in the event, giving them all the opportunity to gain such a valuable insight into the industry they are clearly so passionate about working in. I’d like to thank Accrington and Rossendale College Principal Sue Taylor and her team for their support throughout the day, both students and staff have been incredibly helpful. It’s more important than ever that the contribution our Chefs make to our business and the industry as a whole is recognised and rewarded, given the topical Chefs shortage currently facing the hospitality sector. Our Interim Chefs always have been and will remain very much an extension of our very own Accrington
based office and the values and culture we work so hard to maintain. It’s important the Chefs are given every opportunity to stay informed and involved in the future of the business and the industry they love to work in which will undoubtedly contribute to our continued growth and success.”

If you would like to know more about our Chefs conference, get in touch! 

01254 239363

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