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City has the right ingredients to train stars of tomorrow; college programme aims to produce 'michelin chefs' of the future.

Byline: JOSHUA TAYLOR Social Affairs Writer joshua.taylor@trinitymirror.com @taylorjoshua1

LIVERPOOL will help produce the Michelin star chefs of the future, thanks to a new training programme.

The City of Liverpool College has joined forces with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) to launch a chefs' apprenticeship.

Sixteen candidates will be recruited for the first intake in September.

The course is open to 16 to 19-yearolds.

Paul Askew, chef patron of The Art School Restaurant, in Liverpool city centre, will help run the programme.

The City of Liverpool College is the third college outside London to be picked to run the course and is the fisrst in northern England.

Mr Askew said: "This is the culmination of eight years of hard work and a really important moment for the northern branch of the Royal Academy.

"It's really important to the get the qualification here.

Those who this qualification be the the future, significance should be many years Paul Askew, The Art School "It helps the new upand-coming chefs of this region achieve a level of qualification not available in the North before and it's hoped will go some way in breaking the cycle of skills drain to the South-east.

"Those who achieve this qualification will be the restaurateurs of the future, so the true significance of this should be felt for many years to come."

Elaine Bowker, the college's chief executive and principal, added: "To be chosen by the Royal Academy is an honour not just for the college but for the city as a whole.

achieve will restaurateurs of so the true of this felt for to come chef patron of Restaurant "It's recognition of the quality of our teaching and the quality of our partners."

Those who achieve this qualification will be the restaurateurs of the future, so the true significance of this should be felt for many years to come Paul Askew, chef patron of The Art School Restaurant

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Chef Paul Askew inside The Art School, based in Sugnall Street

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Date:Aug 26, 2016
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