Call for apprentices
Celebrated Somserset chef Josh Eggleton (right) has joined forces with Adrian Kirikmaa of Bristol
Food Connections to set up The School of Food, a chef apprenticeship programme designed to tackle the local skills shortage. It’s aimed at young aspiring chefs, as well as those already working in the industry.
They are working with Weston College, St Katherine’s School and Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol on a vocational programme that gives chefs access to high-quality kitchens, and industry experts. Apprentices are mentored by a professional chef, and also have access to state-of-theart facilities, including the college’s Grove Restaurant, and weekly masterclasses at Ashton Gate from top chefs in Bristol including Toby Gritten from The Pump House, Rob Howell from Root, and George Livesey from Bulrush.