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Calling aspiring executive chefs

An innovative new training and learning support programme for ambitious University chefs is offered by UHS

Aspiring Executive Chefs has been specially designed for highly-motivated chefs who strive to develop and progress their careers to a Head Chef or Executive Chef position within university hospitality.

The inaugural programme, to be held in April 2016, will offer a small cohort of 16 delegates exclusive access to coaching and mentoring from a handful of renowned chefs in a closed-group environment, helping them to develop their own tailored personal development plan.

Offering an engaging mix of presentations, workshops, discussions and networking, that focus on how to be a successful leader of the modern kitchen, delegates will enjoy an exhilarating and hugely rewarding two days. 

We wanted to create a high impact course that brings together chefs from the sector to learn from hugely respected and inspirational leaders, and support the development and nurturing of talent from within our universities

With a specific emphasis on the operational challenges within universities, the programme will deliver highly effective coaching techniques to develop essential leadership skills, and provide tools for how to influence others and create beneficial relationships by understanding the needs of individuals and other teams. 

At the end of the programme delegates will emerge more capable, confident and, most importantly, sought after, with a clear plan for achieving career success. 

With experts from across the hospitality sector sharing their experience, the event promises to be extremely popular. 

Programme speaker Graham Crump, Group Executive Chef at Warwick Conferences, believes that developing the next generation of leading chefs is critical to the continued success of the sector as a leader in hospitality innovation and creativity.

Andrew Wood, Food Development Manager at York University adds, “It is important that this sector is ambitious and future-looking. Chefs attending this course will learn from the best, enabling them to take a lead in shaping their own future for a successful career in university hospitality”. 

David McKown, Director of University Hospitality Seminars, feels that Aspiring Executive Chefs offers the sector something unique. “We wanted to create a high impact course that brings together chefs from the sector to learn from hugely respected and inspirational leaders, and support the development and nurturing of talent from within our universities. University Hospitality Seminars (UHS) are also delighted to announce that Andrew Bennett MBE, Director of Food & Beverage at The Park Lane, Sheraton Hotel will be part of the team delivering this programme. Andrew commented, “Having worked with UHS for over 5 years , we have developed this programme for senior chefs who are striving for excellence in their leadership role.’

The core content of the programme includes maximising the performance of the culinary team, selecting staff for senior positions in the kitchen, managing the modern kitchen, financial controls, selling the business, handling difficult conversations and building relationships with stakeholders. 

Aspiring Executive Chefs, 13 -14 April: Radcliffe House, The University of Warwick

Residential Seminar – To register your interest, please contact University Hospitality Seminars on 0114 222 8983/8905 or information@universityhospitality.co.uk 

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