Innovative training for the culinary stars of the future.
Take your first steps in your career as a chef and join The Chef Academy at Brend Hotels and HIT Training. A chef apprenticeship with The Brend Training Academy offers the highest quality training, development and learning in the industry. Brend Hotels were part of the government consultation on the new Trailblazer Standards. We were one of the first hotel groups in the country to offer the new standards and achieve a distinction.
Apprentices will be based in one of our eleven professional hotel kitchens in North Devon, South Devon or Cornwall. With the help of senior chefs and a tutor, they will build their knowledge, skills and confidence through a recognised qualification. On completion, we aim to offer a permanent position at one of our hotels or restaurants in the south west.
In addition to the chef apprenticeship training schedule, students will be invited to attend additional programmes to enhance their training journey:
Expert trainers will demonstrate how to prepare and cook complex dishes and dishes required in ‘fine dining’ kitchens. They will also teach you about refining flavours and enhancing your knife skills.
Take part in demonstrations at food fairs and festivals.
We encourage our chef apprentices to enter culinary competitions and we also run our own Brend Chef Academy Competition.
Students will have the opportunity to work at local events and weddings with our catering company; Top Notch Event Catering.
Fresh product procurement
Apprentices will work with fresh local produce during their workshops and skills taught will be used back in their workplace.
How to create dishes to meet your customers’ special needs, allergies and dietary requirements.
Covering all aspects of managing people, administration, and the kitchen environment.