The Rick Stein Academy is launched


We are delighted to launch The Rick Stein Academy with Truro and Penwith College to foster culinary talent from across the Westcountry.

After seven years of successful partnership with Truro and Penwith College, during which over 60 apprentices have benefited from the experience of working with us, our new Academy has been set up to inspire, train and develop hospitality professionals in Cornwall. The Rick Stein Academy will work with young people through school activities, careers events and work experience to inspire and encourage them to develop a career in hospitality.

Our academy will train full time students at Truro and Penwith College as well as our own apprentices, developing their knowledge and skills with supplier visits, masterclasses and placements.

The partnership will also support individuals to explore employment and further training and progression opportunities both with us in the company and the college.

Rick Stein commented: “There is no substitute for learning whist working as you quickly develop the skills you need to progress in this fast paced industry. We’re proud to support this Academy and work with those who are passionate about great food and making people smile.”

Launched at Truro College’s Spires restaurant on Monday September 28, the day featured a cookery masterclass by Jack Stein, as well as demonstrations and talks from our other chefs Nick Evans, head chef at St Petroc’s Bistro and Stuart Pate, head pastry chef.

The event also included a fish filleting competition, networking opportunities and the chance to try food cooked by students of The Rick Stein Academy.

Tamsyn Harris, head of Truro and Penwith College Business, said: “The partnership with The Rick Stein Group means as a college we are providing the best possible training and opportunities for the future talent within the hospitality sector, guided and influenced by their expertise.

“The partnership has benefitted the training of many people of the last 7 years and The Rick Stein Academy will further this opportunity and the development of skills here in Cornwall.”

To find out more about working with us, take a look at our current job opportunities here.