A visit to a greenhouse, chicken coop and resident pig was all part of the first day for a new cohort of young chefs at the start of a new training programme.
How To Be A Chef is Square Food’s vocational programme in food and cooking, which has been created in partnership with Bristol24/7.
The programme at the Square Food headquarters in Knowle West provides young people aged 16 or over with skills for employability and opportunities for progression to further catering-related learning or employment.
This 12-week training programme includes hands-on cooking and work placements in a variety of food-related industries.
Learners will leave with a Level 2 BTec qualification and Level 2 Food and Hygiene certificate – both valued by potential employers in the industry.
Entry requirements focus on commitment, enthusiasm and motivation rather than previously-acquired qualification or academic success.
For more information, visit www.squarefoodfoundation.co.uk/how-to-be-a-chef