The Chefs’ Forum Partners with Bridging The Skills Gap to Highlight Shortfalls in Industry Skills

The Chefs’ Forum is pleased to announce that it has joined PACE and The Craft Guild of Chefs as a partner in the Bridging The Skills Gap initiative (BTSG)

Founded by Tameside College Food & Beverage Lecturer John Holden, BTSG strives to get Secondary and Further education to work in harmony with the wider Hospitality industry, promoting Hospitality as an exciting and challenging career choice and gaining wider recognition for the career paths available within it.

Education Consultant at The Chefs’ Forum, Neil Rippington said:

The Chefs’ Forum shares the concern and ideology of the Bridging the Skills Gap initiative. It is essential that we align our approaches to such fundamental issues. We need to work together to protect the development of skills and support the future pipeline of talent in the hospitality industry.

John Holden of BTSG said of the collaboration:

“Bridging the skills gap is pleased to be collaborating with The Chefs’ Forum on building recognition for young chefs and FOH staff through college links and industry as well as developing different methods of CPD to benefit chefs and FOH alike, with events showing the classic skills of Gueridon, wine service and customer service.

Now more than ever collaboration across the industry and colleges is of importance as we are in crisis due to the pandemic as well as looking to how we can cover the skills gap when lockdown is lifted.

It is imperative that we highlight the industry and the future of our industry to all not just the hardened followers but to the general society and to ensure security and stability in getting the next generation to have a career in the Great, amazing and wonderful Hospitality Industry whether it be FOH or Kitchen, there definitely is a career to be made.”