Goodbye to Cohort 3!

This is going to be a long blog and hope you can stick with it until the end.   Wow!  What a day yesterday was.  I got to the restaurant around 8am and there were lots of people buzzing around.  Some of the graduates were being interviewed by the local media and the chefs were busy […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 12th June 2009


The day before the big day!

I’ve been busy all morning keeping an eye on the marquee building.  So far so good and despite earlier weather reports of rain it’s a lovely day and the crew of about 20 Aussie Marquee boys are doing a fine job.  Very excited now it’s all coming together.   Once it’s up Lyndsey and I are […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 10th June 2009


A very busy week ahead!

So this week is going to be crazy.  We’ve got the man himself – Mr Oliver arriving for the graduation ceremony on Thursday, but in the meantime a lot of organising to do.   The marquee is arriving on Wednesday morning and the guys dealing with the AV (Ade and his crew from Wavelength) will be […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 8th June 2009



What a fab idea!

We have a management meeting every week where we all get together to discuss how the restaurant’s doing, future bookings, events, promotions etc.   Yesterday, our Exec Chef Neil brought a fab idea to the table. He recently went to see the End of the Line – a film that documents the devastating effect of over […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 2nd June 2009



Cohort 3 back from work experience

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, then you’ll know that our third cohort of apprentices have finished their time with us at Fifteen Cornwall and have recently been on work experience at various establishments – mainly local, but a  couple further afield! Well, they’ve just come back and although I’ve not managed to […]

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Fifteen Cornwall heads up to Fifteen London

Last week a small group of us from Fifteen Cornwall went to London to meet the new CEO Penny Newman, as well as our individual counterparts from various areas of the business.   Myself and my colleague Marie Allen (Finance Manager) travelled to Paddington on the train with Dave Meneer (CEO) and his foundation team, Tanya Atkins […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices, Sourcing Trips on 13th April 2009


Hello, Neil here!

Hi Everyone Jo’s been hassling me for an update on my recent trips to London and Amsterdam, so I thought it easier just to come on here and blog about it direct.  I’ll pop in from time to time with updates, but things are so hectic at the moment and are just going to get […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 30th March 2009


Say ‘hello’ to our newsest recruits!

A big ‘hello’ to Ben Hutchings, Benjamin Sleep, Christopher Angove, David Brookes, Dean Turner, Jake Coleman, Jake Higgins, Jake Williams, James Neale, Jason Whetstone, Josh Ball, Lee Russell, Liam Dodgson, Michael Hazell, Michaela Dyer, Nicola Musk, Paul Hesson, Shane Wilkes and Tom Bridges who have just joined the Fifteen Cornwall family. They have already completed […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 23rd March 2009