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Brand new state-of-the-art Learning & Development Centre

Published: Friday, 17th November 2017


Our brand new state – of – the – art Learning and Development Centre is now open!

The centre, based at our  Birmingham headquarters, will become a hub for training, skills and development, offering a wide range of courses and skills. The accredited Qualsafe Training Centre, which boasts state-of-the-art presentation technology, a lecture theatre, break-out spaces, meeting rooms and a refreshment area, was officially opened by Birmingham City Council’s Cllr Majid Mahmood on the first day of National School Meals Week.

Guests included Cityserve staff from schools across Birmingham as well as children from Wheelers Lane Technology College in Kings Heath and Turves Green Girls School in Northfield.

Dale Wild, Head of Service at Cityserve, said: “The launch of our Learning and Development Centre is the latest milestone in our ongoing work to make Cityserve the best in the business.

“This new centre will allow us to offer a whole range of training for our own staff as well as other organisations who want to take advantage of a bespoke learning environment in an accredited Qualsafe Training Centre. We’re looking forward to welcoming our staff into the new centre and to talking to other organisations about how they can take advantage of our state-of-the-art resource to help them reach the high standards that we aspire to here at Cityserve.”

We already deliver in-house industry-specific legislative and compliance training, as well as in-school and central training via our team of expert development chefs at our successful development kitchen; CityKitchen Live.

As well as investing in the development of our own catering staff, the new Learning and Development Centre centre will be used to deliver accredited training to education caterers from across the UK, as well as catering staff from outside the education sector, providing courses from basic food safety to first aid, menu development and craft chef skills. It provides a dedicated space for training and a bespoke learning environment that can be tailored to its users’ needs, making it the ideal place for employers and organisations to stage courses and training days.

“I was honoured to cut the ribbon for this amazing Learning & Development Centre – the latest step in Cityserve’s journey to become the leading municipal foodservice provider in the West Midlands and beyond.  As well as supplying children with excellent and healthy school meals, this new facility offers industry-class accredited training to their 1400 strong catering workforce and now to the wider food-industry as a commercial venture.” Councillor Majid Mahmood.