Bristol Life Winners Dinner

Apprentice chefs and hospitality students at Weston College have showcased their skills at a prestigious awards dinner. The talented students prepared dinner and served at the front of house at the Bristol Life Awards winners’ dinner at The Chocolate Quarter in the city. Apprentices from The School of Food, an innovative chef training programme jointly run by Weston College, treated …

A successful year for The School of Food apprentices – 100% pass rate.

The latest cohort of apprentices have graduated from the School of Food with a 100% pass rate. What’s more, 95% achieved a distinction, all have gained full-time employment and 90% have earned a promotion. So how was this achieved? The School of Food chef training programme is unique – it works with local restaurants to prepare talented young chefs for …

Spotlight – Charlie Urry

Tell us a bit about yourself I’m Charlie – lead chef trainer at The School of Food Bristol, a full-time dad and part-time chef. I was a head chef in Cardiff at only 21 and have travelled the world by ‘cheffing’ in professional kitchens around the world. Where have you worked/what work experience did you do? Where do I start?! …

School of Food apprentices prepare dinner for The Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Annual Gala at Ashton Gate Stadium

Four School of Food apprentices got to showcase their culinary skills at one of Bristol’s leading charity events. The Lord Mayor’s Gala Dinner, which took place at Ashton Gate Stadium on March 7th, saw the region’s business and social community come together to support the city’s disadvantaged young people. Apprentices from the Marriott, Box-E, Berwick Lodge and the Thatchers Cider-owned …

The School of Food providing solutions to chef shortage

The School of Food is the brainchild of renowned local chefs Josh Eggleton and Adrian Kirikmaa. The duo decided that to address the chef shortage, apprenticeship training had to be more exciting, innovative and inspiring. And so, backed by Ofsted outstanding-rated and Bristol Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Weston College, The School of Food was born. And just a year …

School of Food impacting the local hospitality scene

Bristol-based chef apprenticeship programme, The School of Food, is tackling the local skills shortage head on. The innovative training course launched last year but already boasts numerous success stories. Students have completed apprenticeships at high profile restaurants across Bristol and the South West, as well as being nominated for prestigious awards. One of those success stories is Elliott, who aims …

School of Food Innovative chef apprenticeship programme for regional award

Innovative chef apprenticeship programme up for regional award

An innovative chef training programme jointly run by Weston College has been shortlisted for a regional award. The School of Food – an apprenticeship programme designed to tackle the local skills shortage – is in the running for ‘best initiative’ in the Crumbs Magazine Awards. Crumbs describes itself as “the South West’s most gorgeous, inspirational and practical food and drink …

5 Great Employers Working With The School of Food

Our School of Food partnership gives apprentices access to the very best chefs and businesses across the South West. Here is just a handful of the many amazing businesses we work with… Ashton Gate Stadium Rookery Manor St Monica’s Trust Bristol Marriott The Pony & Trap

5 Reasons Why Our School Of Food Is Different

The School of Food is our innovative new apprenticeship scheme, in partnership with founders Josh Eggleton and Adrian Kirikmaa, and St Katherine’s School and Ashton Gate Stadium. It’s a completely different approach to culinary training and apprenticeships. Read on to find out why… Our apprentices get a professional mentor We’re more than learning on the job We get out of …

5 Simple Kitchen Hacks From The School of Food

Our School of Food apprenticeship scheme is helping to inspire the next generation of chefs, but everyone has to start somewhere! Here are our favourite simple kitchen hacks to help you cook up a storm… Use dental floss to cut cakes This might sound crazy, but dental floss is ideal for getting perfectly straight cuts in cake. Make sure you …