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Belfast Central Training
98-102 Donegall St
Tel. 028 90 32 49 73


United Kingdom

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Belfast Central Training have provided Apprenticeship training in Professional Cookery and Hospitality Services for many years. Recently the focus has been more on Professional Cookery.
This summer we launch our recruitment branch offering chefs to industry for short term cover. Contact Roger at stand c37 for details and information.

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Jan 28, 2016

Exciting times at Belfast Central Training LCN

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Belfast Central Training have been oering Apprenceship training at NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Professional Cookery, Food and Beverage Services and Front of House in and around the Belfast area for many years. We have recently started to specialise more in Professional Cookery and are now blazing a trail in this +eld in the Coleraine/Derry area working with the next generaon of chefs. To accommodate this expansion we have addedtwo top chefs to our already mul-talented team. Both chefs are working closely with our Head of Department Roger Moynihan who as well as overseeing the expansion is also Head Chef at the Mourne Seafood Cookery School in Kilkeel. In the Belfast region Roger has been joined by Lee Finlay who boasts a wealth of experience having worked closely with Michael Deane and Chris Fearon. Lee’s last post before joining BCT was as Head Chefin Deanes Love Fish.Overseeing training in the North West is Mark Gibney another seasoned professional and exponent of high end cuisine. Mark has previously worked in Harrys Bar and Restaurant, Bridgend as Head Chef as well as a number of top hotels and restaurants in both Derry and Donegal. Belfast Central Training is looking forward to 2016 with many new projects in the pipeline. However our main aim is to produce talented, versale chefs for an industry that is struggling with skills shortagesSo if you are an employer and you are interested in training your sta through the Apprenceship programme give Roger a call on 90324973 or 07917565909. Courses are totally free for under 25s and with training taking place on employers own premises sta are never o the job too long. Also as an incenve when your chef completes their Apprenceship your business receives a payment of £750. Courses run throughout the year. Why wait?

Jan 28, 2016

Licence Catering News

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BCTL’s in-house training solution

While most chefs and restaurant owners would agree that developing the job skills of their staff is a sensible idea, many may be of the opinion that they can’t afford to lose their valuable staff to a college environment.
But with Belfast Central Training Limited (BCTL) that’s no longer necessary. Based at Donegall Street in the city, BCTL has been providing a comprehensive array of vocational and educational training since its inception in 1978.
And now, thanks to its ability to work with employers to train and assess in the workplace itself, there is no longer any need for busy firms to be without their critical staff for long periods of time.
Roger Moynihan, an experienced chef and hospitality educator, heads up BCTL’s catering division which looks after the training needs of chefs and front-of-house managers all over Northern Ireland. Among its clients are restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, cafes and take-aways and Roger says that any establishment that sells food or drink to the public can benefit from BCTL’s training programmes.
“We’re finding that because of the lack of skilled people that are available to employers in the hospitality sector here at present, interest in the services we offer are soaring,” he told LCN. “We’re also finding that employers are really embracing this brand of in-house training because it means they get to keep their staff in the workplace which, at the present time, is a key consideration.”
The training is targeted at 16 to 24-year-olds and BCTL offers NVQs in Professional Cooking and Food Service, both at levels two and three. Most of the training is undertaken in the kitchen or front-of-house by the venue’s chefs and professional staff and qualified BCTL tutor assessors will visit at least once every two weeks to advise and monitor progress.
“One of the best things about this is that the training is free,” added Roger. “This programme is backed by the Department for Employment and Learning through ApprenticeshipsNI. For every chef that a venue successfully puts through, they get £750 and £500 for every successful front-of-house qualification.”
“On top of that, we are the only training organisation that will pay employees an additional £200 bonus upon successful qualification, so it’s a win-win situation.”
Employers can also be reassured that while their staff are undergoing BCTL training, they will also be brought up to GCSE level in Mathematics and English.
BCTL will shortly also launch its own Junior Chefs’ Academy, aimed at 16 and 17-year-olds. BCTL will arrange for school-leavers to be placed in employment at a hospitality venue for six months. They will spend three days a week there at no cost to the employer and two days in classroom learning. At the end of the programme, it’s envisaged that the employer would offer the trainee a starting position, while BCTL will continue to work with them to secure their NVQ qualifications.
Find out more now at or by calling on 90324973

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