Free chef management course opens for applications

CHEFS in Scotland have access to a free management training programme after a new government-funded scheme opened for applications.

The Chef Management & Leadership Training Programme has been designed for head chefs and aspiring head chefs. A 15-hour programme split across five weekly sessions between 21st February and 21st March, the course will cover skills such as leading a team, HR practices, recruitment, training and development and staff retention.

It was developed by People 1st International on behalf of Skills Development Scotland and has been funded by the Scottish Government.

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“The hospitality and tourism industry has faced a turbulent time over the past two years, however as it begins to rebuild we have an opportunity to grow our top talent and ensure they are supported,” said Sandra Kelly, UK director of People 1st International.

“By making managers a key learning and development focus, we’ll help them to become better people managers with the skills and confidence to address individual team needs.

“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland to offer the Chef Management & Leadership Training Programme to head chefs and aspiring head chefs in Scotland and would encourage those interested to apply today.”