The Forum, which launched in Bristol earlier this year, will hit Exeter late next month, headed up by local restaurateurs Simon Hulstone (pictured), Mitch Tonks and Peter Gorton.
Hulstone, head chef at The Elephant in Torquay, said: “All good chefs have benefited from good mentors and role models at some point in their career and it’s hugely important to help inspire the next generation.
“Whether it’s through an apprenticeship or a week’s work experience at The Elephant, I find it very rewarding to help young chefs build their confidence and to see first-hand how hard work, determination and passion pays off.”
Each gathering of the Chefs Forum will include guest speakers, demonstrations and local producers. Suppliers will also be invited to showcase their wares which will help support the use of their products in Devon’s top restaurants. Exeter College and City College Plymouth are also both involved.