City & Guilds Global Certification
Galvin Restaurants is the first company in the world to adopt the brand-new City & Guilds Global Certification for Hospitality. Chris Galvin has been heavily involved in designing this benchmark, the first of its kind.
Chris and Jeff Galvin, probably the only Michelin-starred brothers currently working together in the world, see this new certification as vital for their industry.
“Our industry faces two major problems. The first is that there simply aren’t enough bodies. Not enough people to fill the vacancies. The second is that too few people at all levels see Hospitality as a career they want to pursue” Chris Galvin
Everyone working in the hospitality sector can gain recognition – whatever level they are at. A cleaner or casual staff can get a badge for gaining experience in hospitality operations. If they then move into working behind the bar or joining a kitchen brigade they can gain additional skill badges. This goes all the way up to the Chef or General Manager at a huge international hotel.
For the first year, City & Guilds will be focusing on embedding the certification with leading international, high quality brands. “We are keen to make sure that we are building very strong credibility for the framework before opening it out more widely so that it becomes a truly global benchmark for the industry” said City & Guilds’ Jeremy Dahdi.
Chris Galvin and Fred Sirieix, General Manager, Galvin at Windows have a long history of supporting careers in their industry. Galvin’s Chance, founded in 2009, is an into-work programme for young people. The programme leads to pre-employment hospitality training, a work placement and sustainable employment.