Hospitality exhibition Host Milan, is partnering with Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani (APCI) on a programme to help recent hospitality school graduates enter into apprenticeships.
The programme called “Obiettivo Apprendistato,” (Objective Apprenticeship) will take place during the 40th edition of the biennial Host Milan, from 20 – 24 October 2017.
Sonia Re, general director of APCI, Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani said: “We chose Host 2017 as the perfect showcase for this project. It is an international show that features innovation, quality and training.
“It is the perfect place for allowing promising young people to come into contact with the key players in professional food service, in order to guarantee an honest approach so that the apprenticeship experience isn’t just about free labour as much as a concrete and educational training initiative.”
During Host Milan, recent graduates from 100 Italian hospitality schools will showcase their skills in front of a group of chefs, restaurant owners, heads of hotel chains and buyers for the chance to be chosen for an apprenticeship in a kitchen in Italy or abroad.
The run-up to the event in October 2017 starts in November this year with the APCI “Les Toques Blanches d’Honneur” congress, which will include a roundtable to discuss the requirements of the restaurant owners who offer apprenticeships.
Simona Greco, exhibition director of Host in Fiera Milano added: “Host has decided to turn its attention to those looking to work in the vast universe of food service, offering them concrete training opportunities.
“The international hospitality exhibition – an international hub where innovation and quality from the entire supply chain is on display – is the perfect place for taking one’s first steps in the difficult yet fascinating world of food service.”
In the run up to Host Milan 2017, there will be a range of initiatives including meetings, observatories and the sharing of data.
Already 800 companies have confirmed their participation, and 1,500 buyers are being targeted from every continent.
Taking place in Milan convention centre, Fiera Milano, companies will arrive from 38 different countries, with sixteen pavilions available for show use.
For more information: www.host.fieramilano.it, @HostMilano, #Host2017.