HTN is delighted to announce Aspire – a new program allowing young people to realise their dreams of becoming professional chefs.
Aspire is a high-end preparatory program in commercial cookery. It will commence on Tuesday 7th April at William Angliss Institute.
This intensive eight-week course is designed for anyone who wants to get a start in the culinary profession, and who wants to take their skills to the highest level. The course combines face-to-face learning with on-the-job training.
Students will not only get the very best of cookery training, but after successfully completing the course, will be guaranteed an apprenticeship in one of Australia’s best kitchens*.
Aspire places a priority on exceptional technical skills. It will be an ideal way to get to the first rung in this rewarding industry.
During the eight-week course, there will be three days of practical tuition each week and two days of work placement. Tuition will be provided by TAFE NSW as well as the William Angliss Institute.
There will be master classes and guest lectures from leading chefs including Nino Zoccali from The Restaurant Pendolino, and Colin Barker from The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay.
There will be a media master class with Adrian Richardson from the Lifestyle Food Channel.
Participants will have access to an extensive library of resources and training videos through the new HTN Skills Board.
Each student will have their own HTN personal mentor for the duration of the program. They will be able to utilise the HTN ePortfolio which enables apprentices to build an interactive CV and to showcase their skills and work.
After completing the eight-week Aspire course, students will hold the accreditation towards a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations (Basic Cookery).
At the end of the program, they will be career-ready, and will have the opportunity to progress to an apprenticeship with HTN Professional or HTN Executive (recognised for prior learning).
As Australia’s leading group employer of culinary and food service apprentices, HTN is proud to be working with leading chefs, restaurants, clubs and training providers on the Aspire program. This is a real opportunity for aspiring chefs to set themselves up for a great career.
For more information, take a look at the Aspire Program page where you can find more information and application details.
A career as a professional chef is both fulfilling and rewarding, with real opportunity for career advancement, travel, and job satisfaction.
I sincerely hope that this may be the chance to help make young people’s vision a reality.
Chief Executive Officer, HTN