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26th February 2024

Sodexo Live! joins forces with Nestlé Professional to host three career workshops

Written by: Edward Waddell
Sodexo Live! has announced a new partnership with the Choose Hospitality Pledge, and its co-founder Nestlé Professional, which will see them host three career workshops at Newcastle United’s St. James’ Park, Brighton & Hove Albion FC’s American Express Stadium and Everton FC’s Goodison Park.

The workshops will take place during the summer term, engaging up to 200 secondary school pupils across each of the three stadia locations. Each workshop will offer school pupils the ‘unique chance’ to hear first-hand from ‘inspiring’ hospitality leaders and to participate in hands-on hospitality skills taster sessions.

Alexis Kennedy, human resources director at Sodexo Live! UK & Ireland, said:Our teams at the three stadia are looking forward to sharing their experience of working in this exciting and dynamic industry with the schoolchildren.

“We hope through the workshops we can inspire a future generation of chefs with a behind the scenes look at what a culinary career could offer them and how they can make a difference by creating memorable food experiences.”

The Choose Hospitality Pledge was created to give school leavers the opportunity to experience how rewarding and exciting the sector is as a career. It aims to reshape perceptions of the hospitality sector and ignite a passion for careers among young people.

Katya Simmons, managing director of Nestlé Professional, added: The Choose Hospitality Pledge was formed to bring the industry together to improve the perception of hospitality careers, and to tackle the recruitment crisis head on.  

“Our partnership is a prime example of how the Choose Hospitality Pledge is galvanising hospitality businesses to unite and collaborate on youth employment, one of the most pressing issues we face as an industry.”