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Are you prepared to tackle the shortage of Chef's in the UK?

by Sarah King
150
16Aug

News of Chef shortages in Hotels, Restaurants and Pubs has made big news recently. Are you prepared to take action to support the hospitality industry? Join Orcinus in our quest to save the industry from boiling point.

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Orcinus Brutalette Lyndsey Debonnaire Recounts BrutalRun July 2015

by Lyndsey Debonnaire
150
06Jul

On Saturday 4th July 2015, Team Orcinus took part in the gruelling sporting event of the Brutal Run, that took place in Firth Hill, located in Surrey.

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Training within the Hospitality & Catering Industry

by Tom Young
150
12Mar

Training in the Hospitality & Catering Industry is pretty big news right now, don’t you think? However, I implore anyone to definitively inform me of the correct way to go about starting and training within an Industry currently employing millions and a significant percentage of the UK workforce.

The Industry currently smacks of a big game of tug and war between several avenues of training.…

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Is the Hospitality & Catering Industry’s success harming itself?

by Tom Young
150
12Feb

Over the past few years, the success of the Hospitality & Catering Industry has been on a gradual upward curve. The success has most certainly been impressive but the direct consequence is currently proving to be its downfall or most persistent headache - staff, well, the lack of staff should I say.

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How sustainable is the Hospitality & Catering Industry?

by Tom Young
150
16Jan

Many focus on the produce as being the most crucial aspect that needs to be sustainable, but is it? Professionals are what make any Industry tick so if the progression of staff and development of young professionals is inadequate, does the industry become unsustainable?

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The Education of the Next Generation

by Tom Young
150
05Nov

Remember that metaphorical conveyer belt that I spoke about in one of my previous blogs? It’s crucial for any Industry to have a successful conveyer belt of training and progression of staff. Unfortunately, the Hospitality & Catering Industry lacks this for various reasons; from the lack of people entering the Industry and maybe some not understanding the requirements of it.

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VAT Reduction

by Tom Young
150
30Oct

VAT and Tax in the Hospitality & Catering Industry is one major talking point. Many argue the figure of 20% is extortionate and puts the Industry at a disadvantage. The sector, made up of Hotels, Restaurants, pubs and bars, the latter two beholding an average yearly turnover of £21 billion whilst it also employs a staggering 500,000 staff in the UK

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Take up of Apprentices

by Tom Young
150
22Oct

We are providing the Apprenticeships and NVQs due to the mass shortage within the Industry, thus the Apprentices will offer future professionals trained at Quality Fresh Food Led establishments with basic skills and great levels of experience.

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What is being done to sustain the growth of the Hospitality Industry?

by Tom Young
150
30Sep

The Hospitality industry is forecasting 660,000 new jobs to be created within the sector by 2020. Great news? You’d think so but not really. The industry has already seen its demand for chefs grow by 23% since 2008, this has largely gone unfilled with 59% of employers having severe difficulty with finding adequate candidates for these positions. So with 660,000 more jobs on the brink of being created as expansion and growth continues, what are we going to do?

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