The Hub at 16 Hospitality - Foraging in the Hills

Our Rookies recently learnt the art of foraging in Wales, where they were challenged to fillet fish, prepare rabbit, and identify wild, edible plants.

The Rookies from the four 16 Hospitality pubs arrived at the campsite after a thirty-minute hike in the Coed Nant woodlands. The team cooked up a culinary delight of rabbit gyozas, trout stir fry, lightly fried trout fillets along with a warm rabbit salad, and finished the meal with blackberry Eton mess and pancakes with a blackberry coulis! The whole group ate the fruits of their labour in front of the fire before learning how to distinguish potentially poisonous plants against those that are safe to eat.
The Hub gives our Rookies ‘hands-on’ industry training so they can understand the food that they prepare and serve, and encourages new passions through a number of exciting external trips.
A huge thank you to Richard and the team at Original Outdoors for an inspiring 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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