Graham Forrest, was just one of Star Pubs and Bars licensees who took advantage of a five day residential cookery skills training workshop. Graham who is licensee of The Glen Tavern in Dunfermline and The Burgh Arms in Inverkeithing (front black shirt) joined his colleague Louis Hopkins, kitchen manager trainee, at the practical cookery skills course which was being trialled by the company. Star Pubs & Bars hope to run more of these courses, which are aimed at licensees and members of their management teams, to help them improve their cookery and kitchen management skills, and upgrade their food offers and drive food sales, next year.
Chris Jowsey, Star Pub & Bars trading director said, “The reality is not all licensees have lots of cookery experience. It is important to support them because as an industry we are faced with a chef recruitment crisis which is limiting the true food potential of pubs. It is our belief that to build sustainable pub food businesses licensees need to improve the quality and quantity of food in their pubs.”