Inspiring the next generation!

Our Head Chef Olivier recently welcomed over fifty of his culinary peers from across Birmingham to sample his wonderful sweet creations at The Edgbaston. Arranged via The Chefs’ Forum Academy, students from UCB joined Olivier in the kitchen to produce delicious canapés. The students relished the opportunity to work with him whilst gaining valuable experience at the same time. Neil Rippington, Dean of The College of Food at UCB said “It is a great opportunity for my students to work with such an esteemed chef as Olivier. The Edgbaston has won multiple awards in prestigious competitions, which further-proves that our students are truly learning from the best. Our lecturers and students really enjoy quarterly Chefs’ Forum events from both a CPD and learning enrichment stance. We’re really looking forward to joining forces again later this week at the Market Breakfast, working together to affirm Birmingham as a City of Food.” The Birmingham Chefs’ Forum was launched in 2016 to bridge the gap between education and industry as it does across the UK. It offers a unique platform in the industry for chefs to speak to market-leading suppliers face to face, while sharing knowledge, best practice and inspiring the next generation.