Cohort 12 go to London

Cohort 12 go to London
As part of their training, we encourage the apprentices to get involved in all aspects of hospitality, from working on-site in the kitchen, to taking part in special events, outside catering and food festival demos. This Wednesday, our apprentices, the Cornwall Food Foundation team and some of our chefs went up to London to cater [...]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 12th May 2017



Cohort 11 Graduation

Cohort 11 Graduation
On Wednesday evening we celebrated the graduation of our Cohort 11 apprentices. The evening is an emotional experience for us all at Fifteen, but particularly for the friends and family of the apprentices who have supported them on their journey. On arrival, we were greeted with some wonderful drinks made by our expert bar team using [...]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices, Cocktails, Cornwall Food Foundation, Drinks, Fifteen Cornwall, Jamie Oliver, The Fifteen Team, Uncategorised on 5th May 2017



Cohort 12 go on their first sourcing trip

Cohort 12 go on their first sourcing trip
Last Friday our apprentices spent the afernoon in Carnanton Woods, a short distance from Watergate Bay. The purpose of the trip was to explore the hedgerows and woodland to forage for deliciously edible wild plants and herbs. They were accompanied by Karl, our Training and Development Chef; and Andrew, one of our Fifteen Cornwall Trainer Chefs, [...]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 28th April 2017



FoodWorks Crowdfunder is LIVE!

FoodWorks Crowdfunder is LIVE!
Cornwall Food Foundation has officially launched its Crowdfunder campaign and it is now live! Cornwall Food Foundation, the charity behind Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall and the Fifteen Cornwall Apprentice Programme has launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for FoodWorks. Launched in 2015, FoodWorks has successfully changed the lives of over 100 people across Cornwall. [...]

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This entry was posted in Cornwall Food Foundation, What's on on 20th April 2017



A big welcome to Cohort 12

A big welcome to Cohort 12
Next Monday, our new apprentice chefs from Cohort 12 start their first week in the Fifteen Cornwall kitchen.  This marks the next stage in their journey which started back in October with our recruitment activity day. A shortlist of applicants were selected to join us at RAF St Mawgan where the 505 Wessex Squadron donated [...]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices, Cornwall Food Foundation, Fifteen Cornwall, Sourcing Trips, Suppliers on 14th April 2017



Work placements for our Cohort 11 Apprentices

Work placements for our Cohort 11 Apprentices
Our apprentices have now left the Fifteen Cornwall kitchen and are completing their final few weeks of the programme in work placements across the country. The work placements provide them with an opportunity to gain vital experience in another professional kitchen, as well as helping them into a full time position. Many of our previous apprentices [...]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices, Cornwall Food Foundation, Fifteen Cornwall on 27th March 2017



Apprentice Week – Cohort 11

Apprentice Week – Cohort 11
It’s hard to believe that Cohort 11 are nearing the end of their time with us and will soon be graduating from the programme. Last week was Apprentice Week, a very special occasion for them, as they are given the opportunity to take over the Fifteen Cornwall kitchen. In charge of running their own sections, [...]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices, Fifteen Cornwall on 15th February 2017




Selection day for Fifteen Cornwall apprentices

Selection day for Fifteen Cornwall apprentices
Another year, another selection day for future Fifteen Cornwall apprentices, with 29 potential recruits joining our team at RAF St Mawgan for interviews, games and tasks. Recruitment day, fondly known as ‘Boot camp’ gives the Fifteen team an opportunity to see candidates across a number of tasks, keeping their eye out for those that show [...]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices, Cornwall Food Foundation, Fifteen Cornwall on 26th October 2016



Our apprentices go foraging

Our apprentices go foraging
During the college summer holidays our apprentices take part in a “Summer Programme” packed full activities aimed to be educational and help develop: • Teamwork & Relationship Skills • Positive Attitude & Motivation • Communication & Interaction • Behaviour & Public Conduct • Awareness of safety (Self & Team) July 2016 saw our first visit [...]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 10th August 2016