The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced the launch of a new mentor scheme with Chris Galvin (pictured), Anton Edelmann and Sarah Hartnett already signed up as mentors.
With the challenges of Covid-19 still affecting the hospitality industry, the association said the timing was right to launch a scheme to support chefs who are seeking to develop their careers.
Interested members can apply to be mentored by sending an email to email@example.com and there are no limitations on who can apply. The Craft Guild in conjunction with the mentors will seek to place the right mentor with the appropriate mentee.
Andrew Bennett, chair of the Craft Guild of Chefs, said: "Members of the Craft Guild of Chefs benefit from years of experience and I know our mentors will take a lot of pleasure in giving back and using their expertise to boost the careers of fellow chefs. Whether the mentee is a commis chef looking to take the next step on the ladder, or a sous chef looking for advice on advancing to the role of head chef, our mentor scheme should offer a valuable boost."
Chris Galvin, chef-patron of Galvin Restaurants, added: "I'm delighted that the Craft Guild of Chefs has decided to launch a mentorship scheme to support chefs across the industry. There's never been a more important time for chefs to come together than there is right now."
The line up of mentors also includes:
- Andrew Bennett
- David McKown
- Len Unwin
- Alison Cullin-Woodcock
- Ben Purton
- John Wood
- Steve Scuffell
- Peter Joyner
- Matt Owens