UK-based Star Pubs & Bars is launching a series of food training videos to counteract the shortage of skilled kitchen staff.
While the videos were created in response to licensee requests for help training kitchen staff, they were also designed to alleviate the expense and resource pressures of sending staff away on training courses.
The 12 step-by-step videos, hosted by Star professional training chefs, address the essential practices that need to be embedded in a commercial kitchen including preparation, cooking and presentation of core pub dishes.
The videos are the latest addition to Star’s comprehensive food training support which it launched for licensees in 2015.
It ranges from five-day residential training courses and in-pub mentoring from training support chefs to chef recruitment advice and staff workshops.
Lawson Mountstevens, managing director of Star Pubs & Bars said: “We’re always looking at ways to help licensees address issues. With consumer demand for premiumisation, food quality has never been more important. And with the chef recruitment crisis, help with kitchen staff training is invaluable. The videos cover both and are all mini training courses with learning points for everyone, regardless of whether their offer is premium or value.”
Other videos in Star’s food training video library include kitchen skills, and training videos on how to great dishes for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Burns Night menus.