HARLINGTON, HAYES, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) - Joining in the training efforts of the Marriott Culinary Apprenticeship Academy, London Heathrow Marriott culinary staff recently welcomed Ryan Nobes into their midst to begin his hospitality career with the dedicated efforts of Marriott International's career development program.
Welcoming the 21-year-old Nobes to the hotel's kitchens, staff of the London Heathrow Marriott allowed the young apprentice to work at their side as part of an overall career development programme that will allow Nobes to travel the country learning tricks of the trade from industry experts such as Executive Chef Joe Beaver.
"This is a fantastic initiative providing much needed opportunities for young people," praised Beaver in speaking of the Marriott's Culinary Apprenticeship Academy. "We have high hopes for Ryan who has already become a part of the team and we look forward to welcoming him as commis chef after his apprenticeship."
Through the academy's 18-month programme, Marriott will train 15 young apprentices to NVQ Level 2, aiming to increase the number to 30 next year. The educational programme is in partnership with Babcock, one of the UK's largest vocational training providers, and is designed to provide apprentices with up-to-date and relevant training to help them develop the skills they will need to progress their careers. All of the apprentices that successfully complete the academy will be awarded a guaranteed position as a commis chef in a Marriott hotel in the UK.
Nobes began with the hotel's kitchen team in November and will continue his studies throughout the country mastering classes on butchery, fishmongery, preparing fruits and vegetables as well as good hygiene practices and other subjects important to mastering culinary crafts.
As a premier choice among London hotels near Heathrow, the sophisticated London Heathrow Marriott offers a variety of on-site dining options including the popular Tuscany Ristorante, an AA Rosette award-winning Italian eatery; Allie's American Grille known for its traditional steakhouse favourites; The Stevens, a vibrant sports bar; the Atrium Lounge and Bubbles Bar located in the hotel lobby and a delightful Starbucks Coffee House offering fresh coffees, hot chocolate and delicious pastries. Boasting more than 8,500 square feet of flexible meeting space near London Heathrow Airport, the culinary staff of this exceptional lodging also provides inspirational catering options for the abundance of private events held within the facility.
About the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
The London Heathrow Marriott Hotel welcomes travellers with distinctive lodging and attentive service for an exceptional hotel experience whether travelling for business or leisure. Offering stylish 4 Star Heathrow London accommodations, special business rooms and spacious suites, guests may choose executive level accommodations for lounge access and added amenities. All rooms provide a peaceful environment for relaxation and are outfitted with cotton-rich linens, International cable/satellite service with premium movie channels, high speed Internet access, dual voltage adaptors and room service. A newly refurbished Leisure Club with 16-meter swimming pool and fully-equipped gym are also available for the convenience of hotel guests.