The TMRW Project’s initiative, the Switch – headed up by Emma Underwood, general manager of Where the Light Gets In, is now open for entries.
Now in its second year, the Switch aims to give waiters, managers, bartenders and sommeliers a chance to learn from others through stages, enabling them to experience different working environments.
Kicking off on 9 October, front of house staff will switch work places for up to one week.
In its first year the Switch recieved support from Tredwells, Noble Rot, Pidgin, the Black Swan at Oldstead, Duck and Waffle, the Man Behind The Curtain, and Gaucho.
Chantelle Nicholson, chef patron of Tredwells, said: “The Switch provided a much needed opportunity for the sharing of skills, values, inspiration and education. Chefs get the great opportunities to learn from stages, so naturally, it makes perfect sense to utilise this same format and it needs to happen more often.”
Emma Morley, assistant general manager at Gaucho Hampstead took part in the Switch 2016. She said: “The style of service was so different to Gaucho, it was really interesting to see how they worked. As someone who hadn’t planned on a career in hospitality it was an important reminder about how varied this industry is. There is so much scope and such great possibilities to build a career, when you experience other places of work, such as through the Switch, you are reminded of this.”
Applications are now open via the TMRW Project’s website, from which Underwood will match talents across the industry to form the Switch 2017.
The TMRW project is an initiative launched by Dan Doherty, Anna Sulan Masing and Emma Underwood.
Where the Light Gets In is a restaurant owned by chef Sam Buckley, in Stockport. It has no menu but instead, as the website states, creates “a dining experience from the day’s catch, harvest and slaughter”.
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