Spotlight – Meet Chris

Among the unique benefits provided by the School of Food are the opportunities apprentices get to learn from the best. These include regular masterclasses given by expert local chefs, which cover a wide range of culinary skills, including the preparation of meat, fish and poultry. The next masterclass is being given by Chris Peers, of The Pony & Trap restaurant, …

Meet Ben – one of our School of Food Master Chefs

Ben Rodd, pastry chef, St Monica Trust I’ve been a pastry chef for over 12 years and, in that time, have progressed from a commis chef to a head pastry chef role. This has helped me become an ambitious, passionate and enthusiastic pastry chef and baker. I studied the NVQ Level 1 and 2 in food service and preparation at …

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 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 …