Hilton cooks up a treat for young chefs
On 17th April, a group of talented trainee chefs based at the Crawley campus joined the chefs at the Hilton London Gatwick Airport for a cooking session, as part of a series of events showcasing careers in hospitality.
From Monday 16th April 2012, Hilton Worldwide hosted Careers@HiltonLive, a week-long initiative designed to offer practical tips and advice, and allow passionate jobseekers and those interested in the hospitality industry, the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at its hotels to find out more.
The lucky young chefs were able to cook in the Hotel's kitchen, meet its chefs, and ultimately eat the food they had prepared along with the Hotel's General Manager Sascha Koehler.
Executive Head Chef Andy Smithers said; "It was great to meet such enthusiastic students who were extremely interested in catering. We had a valuable morning and hope that the majority went away with a good insight and will continue in this tough industry. We're glad to have given something back to the future of hospitality."
Hilton Worldwide's Chef Apprentice Academy gives young people the chance to train in its kitchens and in September 2010 Food Court apprentice Jayden Lester became one of the first to join the prestigious hotel chain's apprenticeship scheme.
Skills Adviser Clare Skinner said: "It's fantastic that a global brand like Hilton Worldwide are so committed to inspiring the chefs of the future, and we hope to continue to work with them in developing tomorrow's workforce."