Professional and Celebrity Chefs
Professional Chefs such as Jamie Oliver and others did not become celebrities overnight. They had a passion for food and started cooking from an early age at home and then moved to gaining qualifications from college and employment.
In a lot of cases Chefs start employment in a busy restaurant at the bottom of the chain and work their way up to the top position in the professional kitchen.
There are many colleges who provide training for school leavers wanting to move into hospitality careers.
Graduates leaving University can move into Hospitality careers that offer great opportunties and long term careers prospects. Think about some of the top Hotels in London and the team that manage these hotels. These hotels require graduates to come into their business and offer fresh talents that can enhance and improve their business. In return you will get a top class career in hotel management.
There are other opportunities in companies and organisations that manage events and activities for corporate clients and guests. The teams involved in managing and organising such events are usually highly skilled professionals in most cases with degree level qualifications.
You can even do an MSc in events management that can help you get into professional career with many events organiser nationally and internationally.
There are many paths to a hospitality career. The most common path is working for a company, training on the job or part time in college.
Waiting staff, bar staff and event chefs all in most cases learn their trade on the job or through a local college. A lot of the time hospitality careers take people to opening their own bar, restaurant or event management company.
Skills Assessors for Health & Safety, Food and Hygiene, Security and other trades have undergone training and qualified as assessors following succesful completion of Governement approved training.
There are different levels of assessors, some focusing on training individuals and company staff and others assessing the trainers who deliver the training. Assessors who evaluate organisations who deliver training courses require in most cases degree or college level qualifications.