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Who are we?

The pub industry has never been one to shy away from the treasure trove of youth. Understanding the zest for life, innovation, and passion that oozes from young workers as a source of inspiration and a tool for progression – it is no wonder some 250,000 under-25s are employed in the sector.

With this in mind, three leading industry bodies; The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII), The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and The Perceptions Group are working together on a Pub Chef recruitment initiative.

In an industry where nothing is the same, where you shape your own future and ‘different’ means you’re ahead of the curve, you’ll have access to the training and resources you need to be the best.

We’ve never been more interested in food and there has never been a better time to be involved.

The time of the pub chef has come. Move over Jamie Oliver!

What are we doing?

On 16th February 2015, the pub sector launched an innovative apprenticeship that will throw you right into the heat of the action, whilst giving you the tools and experience you need for a rewarding career as a pub chef. In the arena of the pub kitchen, you’ll need the perfect mix of passion, creativity and dedication. You’ll learn the recipe for success of strategy, teamwork and control.

The Pub Chef Passion blog remains everything pub chef! From apprenticeships, training, and awards to what’s trending in the pub industry, Pub Chef has it covered.  Find advice and opportunities for starting out your career in the pub sector and national competitions to kickstart your career or enhance your skills as a pub chef. We also have inspiring stories from industry professionals and the most recent food trends.

“Pub chef is exciting, demanding career that offers young people development, rewards, and a great working environment.”

– Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the BBPA.

Pub Chef Video

The BBPA has created a sharp, engaging video to inspire young people to pursue a pub chef career. The film, a snapshot of the fast-paced arena of the pub kitchen, will be promoted around schools, colleges, and universities to help raise awareness of the opportunities and aid in recruiting the most promising candidates into the industry.