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HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, opens new Belling hospitality training centre

* Charles_students.jpgHRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, officially opened the Belling Hospitality Training Centre at Dumfries House Estate, with guests including the award-winning Edinburgh-based chef and restaurateur Tony Singh and Belling ambassador, Brian Turner.

The bespoke new training facility, generously sponsored by Belling's parent company, Glen Dimplex, features a state of the art training kitchen and restaurant incorporating the very latest Belling products and is designed to give students practical hospitality training experience, allowing them to learn new skills and progress within the industry. The centre will cater for the training needs of restaurants and hoteliers as well as offering one-day experiences for visitors.

* Charles_Denver.jpgDuring his visit, Prince Charles met with young people completing The Prince's Trust Get into Hospitality programme, which has been delivered in partnership with Dumfries House for the last 18 months.

The five-week training course is aimed at unemployed young people aged 16 to 25 and offers essential training in food hygiene and food preparation as well as front of house skills, such as housekeeping and barista training. The young people who take part in the 'Get into' Programme will also spend time training at local venues and will aim to complete the course with REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate.

The Prince's Trust and Dumfries House will deliver four Get into Hospitality programmes this year, supporting young people from East Ayrshire to access careers within the hospitality industry.

Denver Hewlett, Chief Executive of Glen Dimplex Home Appliances: "The Prince's Trust is a fantastic charity and one we are very proud to be associated with. The new facility at Dumfries House is exceptional and will provide unemployed young people with an inspirational learning environment."

The Prince of Wales's charity has helped more than 700,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each day.


26th April 2013

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