A big welcome to the new apprentices

Welcome Cohort 11

A huge welcome from the Fifteen Cornwall team to the new group of apprentices who started on-site in the Fifteen Cornwall kitchen this week, on the next step of an action-packed year geared towards becoming a professional chef.

This is the 11th group of young people to start on the Fifteen Cornwall apprentice programme – we celebrate our 10th birthday this year – more on that coming soon!

What have they been doing up to now?

So far this year the group have been studying at Cornwall College since 11 January 2016, gaining their ‘Culinary Skills Certificate’ and being taken through our ‘Fifteen Preparation Programme‘.

What happens next?

The apprentices work for a full year in one-to-one training in the Fifteen Cornwall kitchen and towards a Professional Cookery NVQ Level 2 at Cornwall College.

Supported throughout by an intensive personal development programme of coaching and counselling, the young chefs also learn about food provenance through monthly sourcing trips and are trained in craft skills by artisan butchers, bakers and fish-merchants.

In their first week the apprentices have been foraging for wild garlic, currently growing in abundance, and taken a trip to Bre Pen Farm a short walk along the coast path for their first sourcing trip. Bre Pen Farm supply our lamb.

Throughout their apprenticeship the team will continue at college one day a week, working towards their NVQ Level 2 qualification in professional cookery.

You’ll be able to spot our apprentice chefs in the kitchen by the white hats they wear, our training chefs wear black hats, and those without a hat are the senior chefs.

Watch this space for regular updates on a year in the life of a Fifteen Cornwall apprentice.

Welcome cohort 11 and wishing you good luck for the remainder of the programme!



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01637 861000 E: [email protected]

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