ZOOSCH Academy 

Explore new products, inspire your team, and develop new skills within your business.

  • Skill Development

  • Special Ingredients

  • Bespoke Courses

  • Recognition & Reward Days

  • Skills Development

Our Chefs academy provides an ideal opportunity for chefs and creative  teams to collaborate and experiment with new products and explore emerging cooking techniques. Whether you are experimenting with  seasonal dishes or revamping your entire menu we can give you the perfect platform to help make it all come together.

Our Academy division utilises the facilities of our key partners as well as our ZOOSCH Chefs Academy run from the grade II listed Harthill Cookery School in rural Cheshire. The Chefs Academy is a vibrant centre for professionals to learn and to indulge their passion for food and leave with a sense of achievement.

Our courses can cover specialisms such as Game, Fish, Butchery and NPD whereas our Leadership, Communication and Team Building programmes have been designed  to include kitchen activity as a teaching method.

Who are our courses for?

  • Executive Chefs
  • Junior Chefs
  • Marketing and Business Development Teams
  • New Product Development Teams
  • Front of House Personnel
  • Special Ingredients

We often invite contribution from renowned figures and experts from our industry to add to the depth of our masterclasses – so you can expect an enthusiastic influx of chocolatiers, artisan bakers, cheese makers, game keepers, nutritionists and dieticians for hands on sessions and demonstrations.

Case Study: Brian Mellor 

Brian is an award winning Master Chef of Great Britain, former Head Chef at BBC and Executive Chef at Granada TV.  He has been involved in all aspects of food preparation from cooking privately for celebrities and royalty to presenting live masterclasses at major trade shows and exhibitions.

  • Bespoke Courses

We fully understand each of our clients are different and that is why in addition to our existing course programmes, we can create bespoke courses specifically for your business and always with the aim of developing people to cook great food that increases your margin.

Case Study: Executive Chef Game Course

Client: Puma Hotels

Course Overview:

A series of Masterclasses written for Executive Head Chefs with the purpose of refreshing their thinking and broadening their knowledge base.

A cycle of 1 & 2 day courses allowing Chefs to follow the journey from Farm to Fork. Having understood the key elements involved along the supply chain, focus and activity then switches to the kitchen turning theory into practice.

  • Recognition and Reward Days

Retention of key personnel is crucial to building a strong team. Getting out of normal surroundings with the freedom and time to create, interact with like minded Chefs and experience something new can be an inspiration to many. Our Recognition & Rewards days provide a fantastic platform for this by mixing fun learning sessions, topics and activity tailored for staff members across all disciplines.

Reward Day highlights can include:

  • A visit to local farms and country estates to meet and learn from Gamekeepers and Deer Keepers
  • Exploring our kitchen and the countryside with our Team Building programmes
  • Workshops in the uninterrupted and surroundings of our Academy
  • Game, Meat or Fish workshops incorporating team dish development sessions
  • Public Cookery Demonstration Skills and Techniques

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