MICHELIN-star chef Simon Radley has launched a search for the rising cookery stars of tomorrow.
He has created the Simon Radley Kitchen Academy to nurture young talent and will offer 10 apprenticeships to people aged between 16 and 24 every year.
Apprentices will join his team at The Chester Grosvenor and provide food to the Michelin-star ‘Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor’ restaurant, Parisian bistro La Brasserie and meetings and events facilities.
Simon said: “Winning a place in the Simon Radley Kitchen Academy is a chance to learn, earn and become one of the gifted chefs of the future. I’m looking for hardworking, self-disciplined and motivated wannabe chefs who are prepared to show me their talent and go the extra mile. Those chosen will be matched with a mentor from my experienced kitchen team learning every aspect of my kitchen.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how much culinary talent we have in Cheshire and the north west.”
The new academy will launch with an open day at The Chester Grosvenor on March 11.
Parents, teachers and careers advisors are welcome to attend with potential academy applicants.
Every school in Cheshire will be invited to send potential apprentices along to the open day which will include the chance to meet current apprentices and have behind-the-scenes tours of the kitchens and restaurant.
Apprentices will be paid while they learn on the job with classroom training provided by Total People leading to an NVQ Level 2 in professional cookery.
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