‘Clink’ ambassador commends Lancaster London’s kitchen apprenticeship scheme

Ambassador for the HM Prison High Down-based Clink charity restaurant Vic Laws MBE has praised Lancaster London’s kitchen apprenticeship scheme.

Laws said: “Lancaster London operates one of the most fantastic apprentice schemes I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing, with each and every one of the apprentices surpassing my expectations. Having arrived at Lancaster London with absolutely no experience, they were dramatically transformed into budding chefs in only one week. It was amazing to see what the apprentices produced and I highly commend the work of Eibhear Coyle and his team.”

Guest judge Laws, who is also director of AVL Consultancy, assisted Lancaster London in choosing its final four apprentices following a week-long training experience at the hotel.

Executive chef director of catering Eibhear Coyle, who initiated the apprenticeship scheme in 2011, added: “Apprentices are the future and lifeblood of the kitchens of the future and I am passionate about giving back to the industry. Our future candidates can expect continuous solid teaching in great cooking, appropriate professional behaviours and a sense of pride in the craft that I love.”

Image: Eibhear Coyle.

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