September 30, 2023

Teenage trio graduate from hotel group’s culinary academy

From left – Rebecca Atkinson Daniel Winstanley Jonny Marriott and Maria Cheetham from English Lakes Hotels Culinary Academy

Teenage trio graduate from hotel groups culinary academy
Three Cumbrian teens are on the roadway to making professions as chefs, following the conclusion of a bespoke apprenticeship scheme run by a Lake District hotel group.
17-year-olds Maria Cheetham from Haverigg, Jonny Marriott from Staveley and Rebecca Atkinson from Heysham have actually all finished with flying colours from the English Lakes Hotels Resorts & & Venues Culinary Academy. It offers them all a Production Chef NVQ Level 2 qualification, with the course provided in partnership with Kendal College.
Having left school in 2020, all 3 students wanted to forge careers in the hospitality industry. The course has actually permitted them to sharpen chef skills whilst earning a wage with the hotel group. Maria has actually been based at Low Wood Bay Resort & & Spa in Windermere, Jonny at the neighboring Wild Boar Inn, and Rebecca at the art-deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe.
Under the tutelage of English Lakes Hotels highly skilled head chef Daniel Winstanley, the Culinary Academy offers a completely recognized apprenticeship program for school leavers over 16 to train as commis chefs.
Daniel Winstanley discusses: “All 3 trainees have actually done remarkably, particularly in the context of the pandemic and the numerous restrictions along the method. Its a testament to them that their particular location head chefs have actually made it really clear that they desire them to continue working for them.
” Maria accomplished a much was worthy of Distinction in one of her last examination aspects. She began in pastry making and cold beginners in Low Wood Bays exceptionally busy kitchen area, often surpassing 500 covers a day, but shes never been fazed.
” Rebeccas commitment to the course has been impressive and she has been rewarded by the team at The Midland for her effort and commitment. When a chance arose to cater an external function, Rebecca jumped at the chance and truly shone.
” Jonnys self-confidence has grown, appropriately shown in a cooking obstacle where the students work independently under exam type conditions. Hes now responsible for the Wild Boar Inns extremely popular afternoon tea and is handling more evening service and supervisory obligations.”