BaxterStorey takes on first RACA apprentices

BaxterStorey recently announced that it has taken on its first-ever cohort of Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) apprentices. Three apprentices have joined the business, based at various locations including PwC in London.

RACA’s three-year chef apprenticeship takes place through establishments such as Bournemouth and Poole College. Apprentices will alternate several months at a time between college and working at BaxterStorey client locations during the three years to equip them with a chef de partie-level skillset. At the end of the scheme, the apprentices will sit the RACA graduation exam and, if successful, achieve the RACA chef diploma. 

Andrew Aston, head of wellness and nutrition for BaxterStorey, said: “I absolutely loved working with specialist chef apprentices when I ran kitchens. They bring a fantastic and allow you to pass on knowledge as you guide them through their early years of working in professional kitchens. It is a privilege to be part of these young chefs’ journeys.”

Lisa Jenkins, chief executive officer of RACA, added: “We’re pleased to be teaming up with BaxterStorey through our accredited apprenticeship with Bournemouth and Poole College. The business has always shown a strong commitment to investing in young people and this partnership will help continue to develop our stars of the future.”  

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