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Catermasters welcomes students to second Chef's Academy

06 April 2011

Catermasters has inducted its second batch of students into the company's Chef's Academy.

The initiative, launched last year, aims to unearth and develop talent within the national business, with participants often from a general assistant or kitchen porter background.

They are all selected after showing a keen interest in food preparation and potential in the kitchen. A trio of experienced Catermasters chefs - Clive Jones, Pete Illingworth and Ryan Holmes - will mentor this year's students on a specially designed training and development programme.

Catermasters joint managing director Richard Moody said: "Last year's Chef's Academy was a resounding success, with all of the students showing exceptional talent in the kitchen and many of them progressing to become full-time chefs with Catermasters.

"This year we have another crop of youngsters with a similar determination and desire to make it as a chef and we're more than happy to invest in that enthusiasm and give them the best possible chance to fulfil their career goals in the kitchen."

The first group graduated in January, including 25-year-old Jules Perton who has been promoted from general assistant to chef on the back of his talent for cooking.

He said: "I'll forever be indebted to Catermasters for giving me the opportunity to attend Chef's Academy. What I learnt from Clive and Pete really helped to ignite my passion for cooking and I learnt so much. It has given me the chance to pursue my dream and develop as a person."

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By Janie Stamford

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