Hilton Worldwide launches UK chef mentoring scheme

28 April 2011 by
Hilton Worldwide launches UK chef mentoring scheme

Hilton Worldwide has launched a chef mentoring scheme to encourage emerging talent throughout its UK hotels.

Young chefs will be partnered with a leading chef within the group to gain motivation, inspiration, confidence and improved skills.

Chris Galvin, executive chef of Galvin at Windows, London Hilton on Park Lane, and Nigel Frost, executive chef of the Hilton London Metropole, are two of the chefs who will be offering support and guidance to mentees.

"We are always looking for new homegrown talent and this will hopefully inspire young chefs to continue on their career path and keep the UK on the map as an exciting culinary destination," said Galvin.

Alison Knight, director of resourcing and human resources shared services at Hilton Worldwide UK, said that the scheme has been designed to stimulate career advice and allow junior chefs to gain a broader view of the industry from an experienced colleague.

"We are committed to growing talent within the company and we hope this scheme will prove to be inspirational and educational to our rising stars," she said.

Chefs - selected following a vigorous selection process - will have the opportunity to go on field trips such as to Rungis Market in Paris, as part of the programme.

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By Janet Harmer

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