Academy Nathan Outlaw has officially been launched at Cornwall College.
It marks the start of a project which will see the twice Michelin-starred chef, who runs establishments in Rock, taking an active role in training local students.
The initiative will give budding young chefs, restaurateurs and hospitality personnel the chance to study professional qualifications, with first-class training and tuition from Outlaw himself, together with other leading industry experts.
The first Academy courses will start at Camborne and St Austell campuses this September, with courses at Saltash starting the following year.
Speaking at yesterday’s launch event, Outlaw said: “I’m immensely proud and excited to be part of something so special. Academy Nathan Outlaw is all about adding a little bit extra to something that is already very good, making sure the students get the most out of their education and hopefully creating chefs that are extremely talented, who will go on to be successful in the industry.
“This project is something that I’ve been really passionate about, ever since I started employing Cornwall College apprentices in 2004. Currently, seven out of the 10 chefs that work for me have studied with Cornwall College, so it felt really natural to work together on a project like this.”