Into Hospitality initiative launches to promote careers across the sector

By James McAllister

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Into Hospitality initiative launches to promote careers across the sector

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A new campaign initiative backed by Angela Hartnett and Padella founders Jordan Frieda and Tim Siadatan has launched to help people find work in the hospitality sector.

With the sector currently facing a staffing crisis​, Into Hospitality aims to promote hospitality as a career to the public whilst also offering courses, training and work placements at some of London’s most high-profile restaurants.

Alongside Padella and Hartnett, other restaurants taking part in the campaign include Shoreditch-based vegetarian spot Bubala; Michelin-starred wine bar and restaurant Leroy; Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie's Oklava; and Pip Lacey’s Hicce.

Into Hospitality has been founded by Ella de Beer and Neil Gander of operations specialists Electric Mayonnaise, with help from London on the Inside co-founder Jules Pearson and Lauren Barnett of Home Hospitality.

The outreach programme will work with local housing associations in the capital to help people get into hospitality as a career, and offer four days of training, led by Gander, that will cover hospitality skills including team work; kitchen set up; knife skills; cooking and food preparation; and interview and CV preparation.

Into Hospitality will then offer graduates of the programme a trial placement at one of its partner restaurants, with many subsequently being given permanent positions.

Marie, a recent graduate now working for Hicce, commented: "I am so grateful to Ella and Neil. It has opened a new door to me to get a job after more than one year without one.

"The Hospitality Course is wonderful training that can take everyone through to work." 

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