etc.venues helping to find the conference chefs of the future

Looking for the etc.venues chefs of the future

At etc.venues we are well aware that our chefs are some of the most important members of our team - after all the quality of our food is a big reason why people use us and come back time and again. So it is great to get involved with Future Chef - a four staged nationwide culinary programme helping young people aged 12-16 learn to cook. The programme helps develop their cooking skills and food knowledge, teaches them important life skills & disciplines and also informs them of how they may start a career in the hospitality industry.

Alan Palmer - head chef at our Dexter House venue has been mentoring a young chef called Faye Hardy who is 14. Faye is very dedicated and talented and with a little help from Alan has won her heat and is now through to the National final.
Alan was delighted with Faye's progress:-

"This is an excellent programme that really engages young people and gets them interested in cooking. Faye is brilliant - I'd like to take all the credit but I'd be lying as she is really skillful and dedicated - I just encourage her and off she goes".

As well as producing perfect food she also performed brilliantly under pressure - here’s just a small part of what Faye was up against…

739 schools entered the competition making a total of…
7897 students which were then whittled down to…
460 who made it to the local finals…
83 then went on to compete from 12 different regions...
With only 12 making it through to the National Final!

Everyone at etc.venues would like to wish Faye the best of luck and congratulations on what is already an amazing achievement.


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