The Craft Guild of Chefs is delighted to announce that Sheffield College has passed all the standards required to receive its prestigious accreditation.
The Craft Guild of Chefs College and University Accreditation scheme was launched in July 2020 and is a sign of the high standards achieved by accredited destinations.
To achieve accreditation, Sheffield College lecturers and students were interviewed and observed in skills training sessions to ensure they met the strict criteria required by the Craft Guild of Chefs.
The day also included a review of Sheffield College’s Silver Plate Restaurant, conducted by David McKown, a member of the Craft Guild of Chefs Management Committee.
Lead reviewer David McKown commented: “Sheffield College offers an excellent teaching staff with fantastic kitchens that are well equipped to develop the great chefs of the future. At Silver Plate they have a great training restaurant which provides an essential platform for career development.
Len Unwin, Head of the Catering and Hospitality Curriculum Team at The Sheffield College, said: “Here at Sheffield College, we are very proud to receive Craft Guild of Chefs accreditation for our catering and hospitality services.
“We are proud of our amazing students who are constantly striving to go above and beyond in their work in college, competitions and industry.
“We are very fortunate to have some amazing connections in the hospitality industry who have supported us with events including afternoon tea with Executive Pastry Chef Andrew Gravett of The Langham Hotel, dinners with former students including: Dan Ashmore, Group Executive Chef, Dean Banks Restaurants, Adam Smith, Coworth Park (part of The Dorchester Collection) and Dan Smith, The Peacock at Rowsley.
“The events offer our students the opportunity to see different aspects of the industry and present their skills.
“The college is also fortunate to have great academy leaders with MSK Ingredients and Greene King who constantly support and guide our students to help them reach and sometimes exceed their potential.”
As the UK’s leading chefs’ organisation, the Craft Guild of Chefs is committed to raising the standard of professional cooking through awareness, education and training. It wants to do more to inspire the next generation of chefs at the grassroots level, which is why it launched the accreditation program.
The program is aimed at colleges and universities that want to benefit from the association’s decades of experience and utilize its extensive network of chefs by connecting their faculty to the Craft Guild of Chefs name. It also provides colleges with access to high-profile chefs who can be asked to be guest speakers and patrons of colleges.