Rising hospitality stars celebrated at BaxterStorey graduation

A record-breaking number of young graduates have celebrated their success with BaxterStorey at a special ceremony held at 30 Euston Square. All of the 30 graduates have since taken on full-time managerial roles within the business.

Launched in 2010, the programme has seen a year-on-year increase in intake, with 21 newcomers on the Momentum Graduate Programme and eight rising stars on the Advanced Management Project. The scheme helps university graduates enter the industry, launching their career within an exciting and growing business with a view to developing them into confident and creative managers.

Graham Eveleigh, head of skills development at BaxterStorey, said: “Our graduate and management programmes provide a great platform for aspiring career starters and future business leaders. With all of this year’s graduates taking on full-time managerial roles with us and many of our managers already promoted to new roles, we’re hugely proud of them all and the wider teams that have supported their development.”

Blending on the job training and mentoring with classroom coaching, the Momentum Graduate Programme provides university leavers with an intense and varied introduction to the world of hospitality. From supporting the sales teams with new business mobilisations to ‘field to fork’ supplier visits and working with BaxterStorey’s chefs, the course provides the ideal introduction to a fulfilling career. This year’s programme has seen the graduates take on roles in operations, sustainability and supply chain.

The Advanced Management Programme works to develop current managers aspiring to more senior roles within BaxterStorey. Focusing on solid leadership and management skills, the programme allows participants to experience all phases of a project cycle, ensuring their training exposes them to the realities of today’s business environment.

Alastair Storey, Chairman at BaxterStorey, added: “Investing in young talent and our current rising stars is crucial to the development of our teams and growth of our business. Our programmes have been designed to support the needs of these ambitious individuals to excel within our company and it’s great to see them graduate after all their hard work.”

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For further information about WSH contact:

Hannah Keddie 02380 382970 – hannah.keddie@grayling.com
Holly Broadway 02380 382970 – holly.broadway@grayling.com

Notes to editors:

About BaxterStorey – BaxterStorey provides bespoke hospitality services through restaurants, café bars, deli operations and executive dining rooms for a wide range of customers. Its heritage is built on the culinary expertise and the professional training and development of its people. It employs more than 8,500 people at over 600 locations, and provides food service excellence to clients and customers in business and industry. BaxterStorey’s core principle is to serve the best quality food, sourced and prepared locally using the finest produce. Through its chef and barista academies, it provides focused and dedicated training to front line teams helping them to provide great service and build a career for life. The reach and talent of BaxterStorey’s business enables it to draw on an extensive pool of expertise within the food service sphere in the UK, providing it with a strong foundation to share and distribute best practice both locally and across the country

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