Star Pubs & Bars is tackling the shortage of skilled kitchen staff in the UK with the launch of a series of specialist food workshops for its licensees.
Four different workshops will be run – meat and poultry, fish and shellfish, menu development and healthy eating and allergens.
Star is investing £24,000 in providing 12 workshops in the next six months. Attendance on the courses is free with 240 pubs set to benefit in 2016.
The workshops are suitable for staff who are being trained up to work in the kitchen as well as licensees wanting to improve their own food skills.
Lawson Mountstevens, Star Pubs & Bars managing director said: “Food is a massive income opportunity for pubs. Customer expectations are higher than ever and the food has got to be good for licensees to succeed. Trained kitchen staff are essential to deliver great food and with a crisis in the availability of qualified people we want to do all we can to make the necessary training available.”