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Transforming your professional chefs into skilled culinary artists

Introducing the HIT Chef Academy

A culmination of industry experience, culinary craft and skill-centred learning, HIT Training’s Chef Academy provides intensive practical cookery workshops for professional chefs.

The unique choice of online and on-site learning enables chefs to hone their culinary cookery and preparation skills in a supportive environment which best suits their needs.

Enriching culinary apprenticeships with workshops

Our Chef Academy workshops have been specially designed to enrich and complement culinary apprenticeships, ensuring each apprentice chef excels both academically and professionally.

Your chef apprentices will benefit from this added value offering, giving them a fantastic opportunity to really hone and progress their culinary skillset.


Commis Chef Academy

Workshops for chefs to experience a variety of kitchen sections and be inspired.

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Production Chef Academy

Workshops for chefs to hone their ability to produce standardised, quality plates at speed.

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Chef de partie academy

Workshops for chefs blending key leadership skills with complex culinary techniques.

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Senior production chef academy

Workshops for chefs refining management skills and the ability to produce food in volumes.

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Senior culinary chef academy

Workshops for chefs to develop products in line with brand values and to high standards.

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Explore our range of culinary qualifications to turn professional chefs into skilled, innovative and creative culinary experts.

Level 2 Diploma in Plant Forward: Plant-Based Catering

Blended learning

Dates TBC | 8 month duration | £3,000 + VAT

Our specially designed qualification to expand a chef’s confidence, knowledge and technical skills when developing plant-based menu items.

Diploma in Texture Modified Foods: Dining with Dignity

Blended learning

Dates TBC | 6 month duration | £795 + VAT

Develop appetising foods for those with swallowing difficulties in the care sector.

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It was great speaking to our account manager, Catherine, this afternoon and great to hear that HIT are being so supportive with our apprentices, I found the call very positive in a time of crisis, so thank you.

The Learner’s leaflet is great and being sent out to Apprentices and Line Managers following our communication last week providing a great follow up.

Jonathan Foot - Head of Apprenticeships, Compass Group

McMullen’s chose HIT as its sole external provider for Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications in early 2015 and since then we have found them a pleasure to work with.  Their expertise in this sector is superior and they have proven to be a professional and supportive partner who have a passion for learning and development, which matches our own organisation.

Amanda Walden – Training & Recruitment Manager, McMullen's

Encouraging our staff to improve their skills set and supporting them through apprenticeships and training programmes underlines our commitment to help them further develop their own careers. Offering the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship also gives the Brend Group a point of difference which I’m convinced will help attract new members of staff in the future.

Andrew Mosedale - Group HR Manager, Brend Hotels

Our partnership with HIT has certainly made recruitment much easier in a very difficult labour market and gives us a point of difference in an increasingly competitive environment.  Kew Green has also benefited enormously from well trained, skilled and competent staff who contribute significantly to the ever improving and high levels of customer experience that our guests expect and deserve.

Andrew Tregenza - HR Business Partner, Kew Green Hotels

Apprenticeships allow us to give people a great opportunity to develop a career with us and learn a skill or trade that will accompany them throughout their career and life. We see progression to the Level 4 qualification as key to our strategy of providing development at all stages of an employee’s career with Harrison.

Alex Taylor - Training Manager, Harrison Catering Services

HIT Training has provided such an incredible support to us during lockdown, with regular webinar invitations, videocalls and engagement solutions. Our business focus shifted to learning and development and we managed to enrol 3 times more apprentices on training programmes than before!

Anastasia Talatzidou -L&D Manager, Gaucho


Over 450 training staff operating countrywide



With a strong local focus, HIT Training offers coverage throughout the nation. Our skilled trainers and training consultants are based in every county of England.

You can apply for a training programme with HIT at any time whether for current staff or looking for new team members. Or if you just need someone to talk to, we’re always pleased to hear from you.

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