A fresh approach to the Jurys Inn menu
City centre based Jurys Inn hotel group launched new restaurant and bar menus in 2012 that not only ensures dishes are freshly prepared on the premises, but also promises consistency of delivery across its 31 locations. To support this change in menu and food production Jurys Inn developed a bespoke Apprenticeship programme, developed in partnership with training provider Lifetime.
Voted Best Independent Hotel Brand for the second time in 2012 at the 2012 Business Travel Awards, Jurys Inn prides itself on listening to its guests and adapting quickly to give that little extra. The creation of its latest menu, which offers a combination of innovative dishes, freshly prepared produce and exciting wine selections, was in response to guests’ feedback and now ensures that all tastes are catered for.
Edward Gaillier, Learning & Development Manager for Jurys Inn said,“The introduction of our new menu not only meant a step change in what we offered to our guests but also a step change in how we develop our kitchen teams. As a company we are passionate about employee development and it is important to us that our employees have the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to deliver great results for our guests. By introducing a menu of freshly prepared meals, we needed to introduce new skills to our kitchen teams. The development of bespoke Apprenticeship programmes with Lifetime gave us the solution we were looking for. Not only will our employees gain nationally-recognised qualifications and the skill sets required, but they will also meet the brand standards set by Jurys Inn to ensure consistency in every one of our 31 kitchens.”
He continued,“In addition, to meet the demands of our new menu, we aim to employ a new recruit Apprentice in each kitchen offering them a pathway to becoming future chefs.”
National Apprenticeship provider, Lifetime, will commence delivery of the Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeship programmes in January 2013, offering hospitality qualifications.