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Malmaison launches the Chef Academy

Aiming to drive, develop and nurture young chefs in Malmaison

Malmaison hotels, in partnership with HIT Training, has announced the launch of The Malmaison Chef Academy which launches on 14th July 2014. Malmaison has selected seven extremely talented chefs from their 13 hotels across the UK who show real potential to teach them the Mal way.

The objective of The Malmaison Chef Academy is to develop and nurture young talent and grow their knowledge and skill set essential to delivering the quality product and brand standards of Malmaison.

Each chef will have to complete a 12 month training programme covering the four main sections of the kitchen; larder, veg, sauce and pastry. During those 12 months, which will be spent with their Head Chef, the young chefs will go through intense training.

Three days will be spent OFF SITE, two days at Malmaison Liverpool where they will be coached and trained by Malmaison Chef Director John Woodward and Brand Training & Support Chef Tom Hughes and finally a one day Master Class relating to the subject area.

On completion, the young chefs will not only have gone through the Malmaison Academy, but they will have gained a recognised qualification in the industry too, via HIT.

Alongside The Malmaison Chef Academy, Malmaison and HIT are working together on launching a national apprentice campaign to attract young chefs to join Malmaison who will then continue on to be the next Chef Academy learners.

Lindsay Southward, Director of People and Development expressed her delight about the launch; “We are extremely excited to have launched this campaign as part of Malmaison’s ethos is the fantastic food offering. This is a great opportunity to help nurture and develop young talent.”

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