Apprentices and Culinary Academy

03rd February 2020

In celebration of National Apprentice Week (February 3-7) Goodwood is hosting a special dinner at The Kennels on the estate.

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Under the careful direction of Goodwood Executive Chef Darron Bunn the Goodwood apprentices will prepare a delicious three-course meal to showcase and demonstrate their skills.

The Culinary Academy provides on the job chef training for young people to work and train in Goodwood’s amazingly diverse kitchens over a two year period. Upon qualification, graduates are offered a position within one of the restaurants across the estate. 

Ellie Hawley, 18, is one of Goodwood’s apprentice chefs and started the academy in July 2019. Ellie is currently based at The Bar & Grill in the Goodwood hotel and has been moving around the estate seeing how all the different kitchens work. She spent her first two months working on the farm with the animals and learning how the meat is prepared before it arrives in the kitchens.

“I have loved working on the farm and I have enjoyed working in the different kitchens learning new techniques and working with different people,” revealed Ellie who joined the academy after completing a catering course at college.

“It’s a great step, especially coming straight from college. It is so evidence based and allowed me to work out what sort of thing I might like to do in the future. It has been a quick but long six months that has taught me lots but there is still lots to be uncovered.”

Tickets are £45 per person and includes a welcome drink and three-course dinner.

THE GOODWOOD CULINARY ACADEMY DINNER

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The Culinary Academy has just launched their applications for their 2020 intake.

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