Entitled Directing a fair kitchen, the programAims to improve working environments and solve staff retention issues by giving managers the knowledge and practical advice of other players in the sector.
The training is presented by Unilever Food Solutions, one of the co-founders of #FairKitchens,In collaboration with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
More than 30 chefs and experts from around the world worked together to create the program, which combines a series of short videos and actions to be completed afterwards.
Available to chefs and operators with any level of leadership responsibilities, the program is designed to teach participants how to be effective leaders.
Participants will learn from leaders who “put their people first,” including British leaders Chris Galvin and Ruth Hansom.
Hospitality Action and Westminster Kingsway College also provided expertise, while the Craft Guild of Chefs approved the training.
In addition to helping individuals fulfill their leadership responsibilities, #FairKitchens aims to accelerate culture change from the top down and provide leaders with alternatives to simply reflecting the behaviors of chefs in the kitchens in which they work. came.
Leading a Fair Kitchen covers seven modules – an introductory module of around four minutes and six more detailed modules that take between 30 and 35 minutes.
Modules include self-awareness and self-management; Crisis management; and Well-being.
“This leadership conversation is crucial right now to prevent talented people from being lost to other industries. We have to start putting our people first, ”says Hansom.
“If we stretch people to the limit, they get burned out and the staff issues get even worse. Many of those who have left will not have been well fed or led.
The #FairKitchens movement was founded in 2018 against a background of growing awareness of well-being issues at the heart of the restaurant and hotel industry. Believing that this industry will only prosper when the people who work in it prosper, Unilever Food Solutions joined a group of chefs and partners including Naama Tamir, Michael Gulotta, Kat Kinsman and John Vitale to launch the #FairKitchens movement as founding partners. .
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