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


Wave goodbye to the class of 2008/09!

Our third cohort of apprentices have just completed their time with us and are now spending a month or so doing work experience at various estblishments.  Most of them are staying locally, but a couple have confirmed places globally, in particular St Lucia.  Wow!  Here’s a full list of places where they’ll be sampling work outside […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices on 20th March 2009


Not catching up with Neil!

I was hoping to catch up with Neil today about his trip to London and the food show that he went to but he’s been busy filming with the BBC so I’ve not had the chance to see him. I’ve got a whole list of things for him to do…..mainly recipes for publications and updating his […]

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This entry was posted in Restaurant on 19th March 2009


Update on BBC filming

I met Andrea Parr today, the lady in charge of the filming.  I have arranged for her to film one of apprentices, Kieran, all day today and Neil tomorrow (he’s still in London). Although Kieran’s finished at Fifteen Cornwall, he’s got a week or so before he goes on his work placement in Amsterdam and […]

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This entry was posted in Restaurant on 18th March 2009


Fifteen Cornwall to be filmed for BBC website.

I had a phonecall today from a lady at the BBC who was producing a short film for the website www.bbc.co.uk/raw.  It’s a site that promotes skills for everyday life such as managing money, using computers, work and job related issues etc. For this particular film they were looking at the use of maths and […]

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This entry was posted in Restaurant on 13th March 2009


Neil’s on his travels!

Neil is off up to London at the weekend.  He’ s got a global chefs meeting with the exec chefs from the other Fifteens.  They meet like this a few times a year and it’s just a chance for them to exchange ideas, talk about apprentices and the training programme etc.  They’re going to be […]

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Update On Deli Farm Sourcing Trip

Ok, so I blogged at the end of last week about our current apprentices visiting Deli Farm and promised to come back and update. Quite often, I go along to the sourcing trips myself, but I couldn’t make this one, so I’ve spoken to Neil (Exec Chef) about what they got up to….and it goes […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices, Sourcing Trips on 10th March 2009


Apprentices Visit Deli Farm Charcutterie

As part of the Fifteen programme, our apprentices go out on sourcing trips to local suppliers as it enables them to get a better understanding of the provenance of the food that we serve.  Today, as I write this (‘I’ being ‘me,’ Jo Davey, Fifteen Cornwall’s Marketing Manager), our current group of apprentices are out […]

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This entry was posted in Apprentices, Sourcing Trips on 6th March 2009