Elior backs Choose Hospitality Pledge

Elior UK has been carrying out careers sessions with college students to help improve the perception of hospitality. After backing the Choose Hospitality Pledge, an alliance urging hospitality ambassadors to promote the industry to young people, the caterer carried out one of its most recent workshops at Nottingham College.

In search of culinary expertise to support its Industry Week through talks and masterclasses, Nottingham College received a pledge of support from Elior’s chef trainer, Lucy Webb, and its chef development lead, Matt Jennings.

Webb said: “The reason I do my job is to see the passion and create those lightbulb moments, bringing confidence and new aspirations to chefs. The industry is classed as underpaid and under skilled, but through the Choose Hospitality Pledge and opportunities like this, we can improve perceptions and increase visibility of hospitality careers.”

Jennings added: “I’ve always appreciated and enjoyed the chance to be in an industry that creates memories and experiences for people. It’s been inspiring for me personally to increase students’ visibility of hospitality careers and exactly where those experiences are made.” 

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