We are pleased to announce we have been accredited by Springboard, for our Inspire programme – the first business in Cumbria to have achieved this. Thank you to Head Pastry Chef Paula Richardson for delivering excellent training, we saw how many confections were sacrificed in the pursuit of perfection!
INSPIRE is designed to ensure planning and delivery of first class work experiences - whether a short taster, a two week placement from school, an extended experience from college, or a year-long degree student placement. We have been lucky enough to work with two great students who requested placements in our Patisserie Department, and we have been impressed with the level of dedication and skill they both demonstrated throughout their time with us, (and they both came back again).
Both started with school placements, one all the way from Brighton. Our local student has since progressed through to a college placement via her course at Kendal – and now works for us part time whilst she completes her studies, and we hope she’ll stay with us afterwards. We have a third student working in the main kitchen who will complete the programme soon.
We believe it is really important to support young people hoping to join the Hospitality Industry, and look forward to a long and productive relationship with future students. Across the country, participating hotels include: Brown’s, Chewton Glen, Cliveden, The Dorchester Collection, Four Seasons, The Goring, and Le Manoir; amongst many. If we all wish to continue offering the levels of service we currently do, we have to give back in turn, to ensure the best for our guests.