The Coaching Inn Group launches chef academies

By Nikkie Sutton

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Teamed up: the Coaching Inn Group and HIT Training have joined forces to progress the next generation of chef talent
Teamed up: the Coaching Inn Group and HIT Training have joined forces to progress the next generation of chef talent

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The Coaching Inn Group has joined forces with HIT Training to launch a chef academy at one of its sites.

The academy, which will support 20 apprentices, will be launched at the Three Swans Hotel in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, and has been designed to maximise the company’s apprenticeship levy funding while ensuring the programme progresses the skills of the next generation of chef talent.

With HIT’s support, the Coaching Inn Group is offering staff the chance to take part in an intermediate chef academy or an advanced chef academy programme.

It will consist of a mix of work-based learning, mentor sessions and group training days, the academies will equip staff with the skills needed to work in every section of the kitchen so they can carve out a successful and long-standing career in hospitality.

Essential to recruit

Coaching Inn Group head of learning and development Lee Melton said: “The industry-wide demand for chefs means that investing in training is essential to recruit and retains these highly skilled team members.

“That is why we decided to partner with HIT Training, to create tailored chef academies, which will nurture and develop the skills of our people.

“This is incredibly important to us and we hope initiatives like this demonstrate our investment in team members.

“Investing in high-quality training will not only help to future-proof the business but also the vibrant and creative sector in which we work.”

Flexible and unique

HIT Training managing director Jill Whittaker said: “Together with the Coaching Inn Group, we have developed a flexible and unique training programme, which has been tailored to the business’s needs.

“The training will provide apprentices with a core set of skills that will give them the confidence to excel in their careers and move up the ladder into more senior positions.

“This is what we are all about at HIT Training – progressing the next generation of talent to drive the hospitality sector forward.”

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