Mitchells and Butlers’ kitchen training programme receives royal recognition

Mitchells and Butlers, the 1,700 strong pub and restaurant chain has been awarded a royal accolade for its ‘Chefs Academy’.

An insightful response to the chef shortage caused by Brexit, ‘Chefs Academy’ was set up to recruit and develop chefs by offering Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships.

The apprenticeships allow candidates to get a mixture of the on-the-job training as well as learning support through workshops in Mitchells and Butlers academies which can be found in major cities throughout the UK including London, Birmingham and Manchester. Since its launch, the programme has significantly boosted kitchen staff retention rates.

Earlier this month, its training programme was presented with a Princess Royal Training Award by HRH Princess Anne, an incredible achievement for the pub company. It is now recognised as one of the 44 UK-wide organisations delivering outstanding workplace training.

Mitchells & Butlers credit the culinary programme, which includes masterclasses with award-winning chefs, with helping it achieve a 70% retention rate, compared to 12% for chefs in the business not undertaking the programme.

This is a fantastic achievement and Mitchells and Butler can proudly add another award to their highly esteemed hospitality apprenticeships. Click here to find out more about the apprenticeships on offer with Mitchells and Butler.