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Junior Chef Academy

Compass Group UK & Ireland is home to some of the world’s very best chefs. So it’s fair to say we know a thing or two about training up the stars of tomorrow. We also know that the sooner you get started, the more chance you’ll have of becoming the very best you can be.

So, if you’re ready to put your apron on, roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty, this is a unique training opportunity for aspiring chefs just like you.

Junior Chef Academy is a cookery school for 14-16 year olds. It takes place on Saturday mornings in colleges all over the UK and is supported by Compass Group UK & Ireland. We’ll teach you all the basics like food hygiene, health and nutrition – not forgetting cookery skills – while also giving you top tips and advice to help start your career in catering as soon as you’re ready.

Since we started our Junior Chef Academy back in 2003, around 3,000 teenagers have graduated into chef positions across the UK. According to all the amazing feedback we keep on getting, it teaches way beyond just what goes on in the kitchen. It’s also a great way to improve concentration and your confidence in everyday life.

To find out if there’s a Junior Chef Academy near you, simply get in touch with your local college.