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Feasibility Study: Chef Training Academy Glasgow: Your Views Needed


A feasibility study, commissioned by Scottish Enterprise and delivered with support from Hospitality training specialist consultants from Hub International & Connect 3, aims to investigate options for the development of an industry leading, industry-led Chef Training Academy in Glasgow. Can you assist in the research? 

The chef shortage – it’s one of the top challenges for the hospitality industry, and no secret that it’s already having a real impact on the way our food businesses operate.

People 1st latest research suggests that the industry will need an additional 11,000 chefs in the next five years and that businesses are still struggling to fill vacancies – but there were 28,390 chef students in 2015/16 alone; so why do we have a shortage at all?

This feasibility study, commissioned by Scottish Enterprise, and delivered by specialist hospitality training consultants from Hub International & Connect Three, aims to provide viable options for the development of an industry leading, industry led chef training academy in Glasgow that meets the needs of employers, supports the existing education system (including school, college & Modern Apprenticeships) and particularly, delivers for those already in the industry to support them to stay and succeed in their chosen career.

It is therefore important to ensure that as part of the feasibility study, consultations are held with key stakeholders who are affected by the chef shortage, and consideration is taken from all parties to understand what support, if any, an employer led chef training academy would bring to Glasgow, Scotland and beyond.

How can you take part in the study?

  • Questionnaire
  • Focus Group
  • Interview: Telephone, video or 1-2-1 in person

Your responses may be used to formulate recommendations as part of the outcome of the feasibility study and therefore may be made available publicly, however you may choose to keep your comments anonymous.

If you wish to be involved in the consultation for the proposal of a chef training academy in Glasgow please CLICK HERE to get involved and please share with your own industry networks and contacts.

Women in Tourism is sharing this information with the industry on behalf of Hi-People.Org which we believe will be of significant interest, not only to our membership but far beyond.

We appreciate your help with sharing this, plus the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the research.