A Michelin-starred chef is looking for new culinary talent to join his recently launched apprenticeship programme with a placement at his acclaimed restaurant.

Raymond Blanc OBE launched a culinary apprenticeship programme which includes a two-month stage placement at his hotel and restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, in South Oxfordshire.

Mr Blanc, collaborated with Sodexo Live!- a French food services and facilities management company- to devise the course.

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The two Michelin-starred chef said: "I’m delighted to work in partnership with Sodexo Live! To launch the Academy. Our programme has bee designed to give apprentices a unique and enriched development experience, which will hopefully take their careers to extraordinary places.

"Apprentices will be able to explore not only how a Michelin star restaurant works but also how to hone their fine dining and event skills with guidance from myself."

The programme will give six apprentices the chance to achieve either a Commis Chef Level 2 or Level 3 Chef de Partie qualification.

They will also have the opportunity to complete a placement at the chef's restaurant in Great Milton.

The Sodexo Live! Academy will also provide apprentices with opportunities to take part in major events – such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot – as well as rotation around four London venues including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Wallace Collection, RAF Museum at Hendon, and Sodexo Live!’s river cruise dining experience in London.


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