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Grande Cuisine launches online learning platform for chefs

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Grande Cuisine MD Steve Hobbs has launched an online chef learning platform.

Cooking equipment supplier Grande Cuisine has unveiled the Grande Cuisine Academy free to access online learning platform.

Aimed at student chefs, apprentice chefs, and chef lecturers, the portal features resources to inspire young chefs and help them learn, even when they are not at college or in the workplace.

The Grande Cuisine Academy, which has the support of PACE, The Craft Guild of Chefs, Hospitality Action, Choose Hospitality and The Burnt Chef Project, hosts tutorial videos on a range of culinary skills, as well guidance on topics such as wellness and mental health, in addition to career advice from leading chefs including Paul Ainsworth, Neil Haydock, Steve Terry, and Simon Attridge. Steve Munkley, chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards is the platform’s brand ambassador.

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Grande Cuisine MD Steve Hobbs said: “The Grande Cuisine Academy is about giving something back to the hospitality industry at a time when we need to be doing as much as possible to attract young people into it, and then supporting them on their journey.

“At the heart of the project is a suite of videos, created in collaboration with chef lecturers from MK College, on everything from knife skills to vegetable cuts, creating sauces to filleting a variety of fish. All of these videos, along with practical hints, tips and advice from leading chefs can be accessed absolutely free.”

Chair of PACE, Molly Shaher, said: “Chef lecturers across the UK have been looking for an online resource like this for years and the need for distance learning support has become even more acute during the pandemic. We are delighted to support what we are sure will become an invaluable resource for them, their students and apprentice chefs entering the industry.”

All resources on the website, which can be accessed via a laptop, tablet or mobile device, are free to access but anybody who signs up with an email address will receive additional benefits including regular updates on Grande Cuisine Academy activities, details of exclusive events, advance notice of when new content is posted, and discounts on products from partners such as Russums and KitchenKnives.co.uk.

In addition, any students or apprentices who sign up will automatically receive 1 year’s free membership to the Craft Guild of Chefs, whose CEO, Andrew Green, said: “The Craft Guild of Chefs has a long tradition of nurturing and supporting young people entering the hospitality industry and so we are fully supportive of the Grande Cuisine Academy.”

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