Here at Fifteen, we believe our training programme does much more than just prepare our trainee chefs to work in a professional kitchen. Rather, we equip our young chefs with skills that will help them in both their professional and personal lives, long after they finish the programme.
Rock 2 Rock
Our Training and Development chef Karl Jones, believes that a huge part of this is learning about the importance of health and fitness. As Karl knows well, working in a kitchen requires long hours on your feet, so being fit and healthy is an incredibly important aspect of being a chef. He also believes that exercising is a great way to improve mental health and well-being and will help the trainees deal with the challenges they will face throughout their journey at Fifteen.
Whilst Cohort 14 are working hard and settling into kitchen life Karl was keen to see if our trainee chefs could apply this same mentality in other ways. Specifically in relation to improving their fitness. So he set them a challenge. To complete the Rock 2 Rock race, here at Watergate Bay on the 29th June.
The Rock 2 Rock race is a plastic free event, where people take part in a 2k or 5k race on the beach to raise awareness about the environment, an ethos that we at Fifteen Cornwall stand behind and practice within our work.
So far our trainee chefs, have made some excellent progress in preparing for the run. After just three training sessions, last Saturday they were able to complete 2.7k, so they should be ready and raring to go for the 5k run which takes place in less than a month’s time. And they won’t be alone in doing it. Some of our professional chefs wanted to get in on the action too, so they will be running alongside our trainees and Karl on the big day. We think they won’t stand a chance against Cohort 14 though.
The Rock 2 Rock race will be followed by live music and fireworks on the beach, which we are sure our trainee chefs will enjoy after all the hard work they will have achieved.