The Hub at 16 Hospitality - Field to Fork

On the latest Hub trip, our Rookies had the opportunity to learn about growing, picking and preparing fresh produce.

The Rookies started the day with a tour of Woodlands Farm, which is not far from The Crown, to see the process behind growing lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. Next, the team made their way to Oliver Kay Produce to find out more about seasonality, the selection process, and the quality of produce they should expect to see.
The Rookies were then challenged to put their new skills to the test, as they were split into groups to prepare and cook their own meal using fresh produce they’d seen during the day before watching a live chocolate-making demonstration.
16 Hospitality’s training programme, The Hub gives our Rookies the opportunity to experience a range of exciting external trips throughout the year as a part of their training. A big thank you to Oliver Kay Produce and Woodlands Green Farm for a really enjoyable day

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Our hospitality training programme is open to all ages, whether 18 or 65, all year round. The only requirements are that applicants hold no previous experience and have a strong work ethic.

As well as gaining formal qualifications accredited by City & Guilds, ‘rookies’ will experience what it means to work in the day-to-day operation of hospitality venues, as well as have the unique opportunity to experience exciting and informative external trips with a range of established hospitality partners.

“What we want to offer at The Hub is not only a practical training programme but life-changing experiences, beginning with being handed an alarm clock to help with those early mornings and a ‘rookie’ badge. Those who succeed will not only receive graduation honours, they will receive a job guarantee at either one of our venues or one of our carefully selected partners.” 

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