Call for ap­pren­tices

Somerset Life - - FOOD NEWS -

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.

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