Chef’s Academy 2021 – Round Two

September 2021 - November 2021 Various

The Chef’s Academy concept was launched after identifying a gap in training and resources for NHS Chefs, and we’re committing to providing a platform to fill this gap. We held our first session in October 2020. Watch our video for a short clip of the event.

I’m passionate about food and want to support the growth of the NHS trusts that we work with. If we can increase our support for the culinary teams in hospitals around the country, then we can also create better environments for staff and visitors as well.

Nick Vadis, culinary specialist in the NHS Supply Chain: Food team and leading on the Chef’s Academies.

The aim is to teach culinary skills through hands-on cooking, inspire through new recipes and analysis (including a look at cost and time efficiency), and provide the opportunity to share best practices by meeting other NHS chefs, and external chefs too.

Recipes used on the day have been created by our teams for NHS use and are mapped to our approved ranges of products. To give an idea of possible revenue that can be made in staff and visitor feeding areas, we will send recipe cards to all attendees as a follow-up to the event. The cards will include nutritional analysis and pricing.

As we have limited spaces at each event not everyone will be able to attend, however, we will get back in touch to let you know the outcome of your request. If you can’t attend this particular event there may be future opportunities which we will discuss with you.

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