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Paul Mannering

At the age of 16, Paul enrolled at the then City of Bristol College where he achieved a City & Guild Diploma in Professional Cookery. Once qualified, Paul moved to London where he spent seven years cooking in the City and around Surrey.

Paul started as a commis chef and then quickly moved up the ranks. From there, his career moved away from the traditional kitchen when he took a role as a pastry chef for the John Lewis Partnership in Bristol. Paul worked for the Partnership for seven years and then moved to a privately owned golf club and boutique hotel & spa group. It was here that Paul first experienced NVQs and, working with Hospitality Plus, became an NVQ assessor in the work place. 

Becoming an assessor was a turning point in Paul’s career as he took on freelance teaching and training roles, before joining Hospitality Plus. Here Paul helped to develop young learners, train staff and launch new menus, until 2006 when HIT Training emerged. 

Paul has now been at HIT Training for 10 years and was one of the founding members when the idea for an academy was cooked up. The aim of the HIT Chef Academy has always been to offer young learners the opportunity to gain knowledge and expertise, providing them with the tools to develop a successful career.

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