Yorkshire brewer and operator Timothy Taylor has launched a new training scheme focusing on improving kitchen skills.
One chef from each of the company's nine pubs attended the first Chef Development Programme workshop, which was held at the end of January.
The programme will comprise 12 modules across issues including food hygiene and safety, butchery, bread making and sauces.
The classes will be held by Taylor's training manager Abi Burton at the brewery and the practical sessions will be hosted by group food manager Adrian Sykes and Jonathan Murray in the catering kitchens of Craven and Harrogate colleges.
"Having the right food offering is playing an ever increasing role in the running of a successful pub," said Sykes. "It is vital therefore we produce quality food in line with our customers' expectations.
"This comprehensive training programme will not only develop individual skills but also allow the company to fashion its chef's capabilities to match a pub's particular needs and expansion plans."
"At the end of the course the successful candidates will come out with the equivalent of an industry recognised NVQ qualification."