Merivale has announced the return of its Chef Apprenticeship School, an all-expenses-paid programme designed to provide guidance and mentorship to the next generation of chefs.

This time around, the first-of-its-kind programme will be led by celebrated Australian chef Peter Doyle, who will oversee an 18-month programme that balances theory, practice and hands-on experience. Students will receive one-on-one attention from Doyle and have the opportunity to learn the intricate techniques that are at the forefront of his cooking.

Participants in the Chef Apprenticeship School programme will also receive access to other chefs in Merivale’s formidable line-up, who will mentor young apprentices in their own kitchens and share with them valuable industry insights.

“Merivale is lucky to have some of Australia’s best chefs in its ranks, so we have a
unique opportunity to pass on their skills, knowledge and work ethic to the next generation,” says Peter Doyle.

“Our focus is to shine a light on the creative process of cooking and ensure that each apprentice leaves the school ready to conquer their dreams and the industry.”

Merivale has announced that it will be covering all costs of the apprenticeship. Graduates from the Chef Apprenticeship School will walk away with a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery and knowledge of the fundamentals of cooking in a broad range of cuisines.

Applications for the school are now open, with the second round of enrolment commencing in July.