Tomorrow’s kitchens will be more advanced and it is imperative that young chefs are acquainted with the latest. And HOST is already at the forefront. The International Hospitality Exhibition is signing agreements and partnerships with prestigious associations, which will allow students from hospitality schools and private cooking schools to get an up-close look at the latest in high-tech innovations. They will also be able to compete with chefs, master pastry chefs and baristas in highly exciting training events. Through the “Obiettivo Apprendistato,”(Objective Apprenticeship) from APCI, (Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani), this initiative star ts in November 2016 with the “Les Toques Blanches d’Honneur” congress. A roundtable meeting is held to talk about needs and requirements as well as how restaurant owners who offer apprenticeships will benefit from the experience.
In 2017, APCI will choose students from 100 hospitality schools in Italy as picked by teachers from each school. “Obiettivo Apprendistato”will reach its exciting conclusion during the five days of Host. Young recent graduates will demonstrate their skills – practical and theoretical – before a group of chefs, restaurant owners and heads of hotel chains and buying groups. The objective is to be chosen for an apprenticeship in a prestigious kitchen in Italy or abroad. APCI’s objective is to create a system involving not just the students but restaurant owners offering apprenticeships and alongside teachers to result in dynamic relationship and reciprocal growth. This initiative reflects what HOST is about – machine whose wheels keep on turning to ensure new opportunities through inventive endeavours. The 40th edition of Host will open its doors on 20 October 2017.