A HUDDERSFIELD hotel is part of the search for the next generation of chefs.
A trainee will join kitchen staff at the Old Golf House, Outlane, and gain valuable experience under head chef Gavin Skackzowski.
The Chef School scheme is run by the hotel's parent group, Corus.
About 60 people between 16 and 24 will be recruited nationally for the chance to study for NVQ catering qualifications.
Corus launched Chef School last year, in a bid to plug an acute shortage of professional chefs.
In recent years the group has been forced to recruit from South Africa and Eastern Europe, because so few British youngsters are being recruited.
Trainees who sign up will be expected to reach NVQ Level 2 in 12 months.
The course will include visits to London's New Covent Garden fruit and vegetable market and Billingsgate Market, as well as suppliers and restaurants.
Mark Staples, Corus food and beverage director, said: "We've been thrilled by the success of last year's Chef School programme and it is now established as an annual event on our calendar.
"There is a dearth of cooking talent in this country. We want youngsters who could be head chefs in 10 years."
E-mail chefschool@corus hotels.com or contact the Old Golf House Hotel.