Rick Stein Academy launched

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Rick Stein at the launch, along with some of the first cohort of students to go through the Academy, Jack Stein and College Principal David Walrond
Rick Stein (centre) at the launch, along with some of the first cohort of students to go through the Academy, Jack Stein and college principal David Walrond (left)

Truro and Penwith College is teaming with The Rick Stein Group to launch a new training initiative.

The Rick Stein Academy will work with young people through school activities, careers events and work experience to inspire and encourage them to develop a career in hospitality.

The Academy will also train full time students at Truro and Penwith College ,as well as apprentices with The Rick Stein Group, developing their knowledge and skills with supplier visits, masterclasses and placements.

The partnership will also support individuals to explore employment and further training and progression opportunities with The Rick Stein Group and the college.

Rick Stein explained: “There is no substitute for learning whist working as you quickly develop the skills you need to progress in this fast paced industry. We’re proud to support this Academy and work with those who are passionate about great food and making people smile.”

Launched yesterday (September 28) at Truro College’s Spires restaurant, the day featured a cookery masterclass by Jack Stein, as well as demonstrations and talks from other Stein chefs including Stephane Delourme, head chef at The Seafood Restaurant, Nick Evans, head chef at St Petroc’s Bistro and Stuart Pate, head pastry chef.

Tamsyn Harris, head of Truro and Penwith College Business, said: “The partnership with The Rick Stein Group means as a college we are providing the best possible training and opportunities for the future talent within the hospitality sector, guided and influenced by their expertise.”