Free Culinary Boot Camp for School Students Set to Launch this Summer
A new initiative, launched by The Chefs’ Forum, will see three Colleges open their doors for two weeks during the summer holidays for school students between 14 and 16. Called a “Culinary Boot Camp” the specially designed programme, endorsed and backed by top chefs in London, Pembrokeshire and Manchester will introduce young people to the world of professional cookery and work experience will be guaranteed at the end.
Catherine Farinha, Director of The Chefs’ Forum said “This is a tremendous plus for the whole industry,” explained Chefs’ Forum director Catherine Farinha. “Three of our Academy Colleges – West London, Manchester and Pembrokeshire – are going to open their doors for two weeks and invite school students between the ages of 14 and 16 to spend some time being inspired by guest lecturing chefs, already teaching in our network of Chefs’ Forum Academies.”
Denise Charles of West London College said: “I’m really excited by this new initiative from The Chefs’ Forum. We want to inspire the next generation of school students to come to college. This is a great way for students to get a real taste not just of what being a chef is all about but also find out what attending college is like. The fact that there are also job opportunities as well is amazing.”
Wendy Weber of Pembrokeshire College said: “At the end of the two weeks of lessons and demonstrations there will be work experience offers and college places (for those in year 11) in principal offered to all that attend. Those who are leaving school at 16 will be able to get placements with local employers and those younger can get valuable experience in kitchen, both working entry level sections as well as the pot wash at weekends or after school.”
Sue Hadfield of The Manchester College said: “We are looking forward to welcoming The Chefs’ Forum Academy chefs to the college and delivering the introductory course, which is has been specially designed by chefs to give a fantastic introduction to cookery and a basic knowledge of ingredients.”
The culinary boot camp will also see The Chefs’ Forum Academy chefs galvanise the initiative, going into colleges and delivering the introductory course, which is has been specially designed by chefs to give a fantastic introduction to cookery and a basic knowledge of ingredients.
Any chefs or schools wishing to get involved in The Chefs’ Forum’s Culinary Boot Camp in London, Manchester or Pembrokeshire this summer should contact firstname.lastname@example.org