Being a chef requires more than just great cooking skills.
The Appetite for Success program is aimed at qualified chefs and cooks. Over 18 months, the participants have regular mentor sessions, complete both individual and team tasks, have a customised learning plan, learn not only how to be a better chef but also receive training in areas such as financial and business planning.
“The reality of being a chef in today’s market requires a multitude of skills,” said Restaurant Balzac owner and chef Matthew Kemp.
“To become that successful business person and gather the skills and knowledge on your way to the top, guidance is essential.
“I feel that the mentor program will guide these young professionals into the right environment that will advance their careers and this will in turn benefit each and every establishment they work at,” said Matthew.
Appetite for Success will be officially launched at 3pm on Monday 23 August 2010 at Parliament House in Sydney.
This is the first time the program will be run at TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute.
Chris Ghosn, a chef at Alliance Catering in North Ryde will be taking part in the program.
Keen to learn more about how to improve the business, Chris says he’s looking forward to working with the program’s mentors.
“I’m quite passionate about the business,” said Chris.
“We are committed to continuous improvement and bench marking best practice. Working with the program’s mentors will allow me to expand my understanding of the hospitality industry and allow me to contribute to our systems to ensure we remain competitive.”
“The program will give me skills that will help me now and in the future” he said.