Youngsters from Cockermouth School have hosted a visit from a Windermere-based head chef to pick up top tips for careers in the catering and hospitality industry.
Daniel Winstanley. of English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues’ Culinary Academy held the session at the school as part of a drive to recruit the next generation of budding chefs.
Delivered in partnership with Kendal College, the Culinary Academy offers a fully accredited two-year apprenticeship programme for school leavers over 16 to train as commis chefs.
The course allows students to hone chef skills whilst earning a wage with the hotel group.
As part of the school visit, pupils were charged with the task of making dishes after portioning up a whole chicken.
Daniel said: “This was a highly enjoyable session with the pupils of Cockermouth School and it gave them the chance to see how the job works with a practical, hands-on experience.”