February 13th 2020
How in-house academies are boosting contract caterers
by Rosina Bucknall Catering, Industry Advice, Training
The food service industry is facing a talent crisis. According to UK Hospitality, the sector needs to create 66,000 new jobs by 2030 and 200,000 new apprenticeships by 2023. And you often hear senior chefs worrying about the lack of skilled candidates coming up through the ranks.
So are in-house academies the solution to this medium-and long-term challenge? Here we look at the impact they have on recruitment and retention within contract catering.
Building an effective in-house academy takes time and resource. From sourcing facilitators to developing courses to funding time for staff to train – there are lots of moving parts. But there are steps that even small independent contract caterers can take to reap the benefits.
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