Created by Hugh Baird College in 2013, L20 Hotel School and L20 Restaurant is tapping into some of the region’s top culinary talent to educate and train the city’s future superstar chefs.
The school is geared up just like a professional restaurant and in fact they also run their own L20 Restaurant – so not only does it have a team of dedicated teaching staff but also a general manager, head chef, two sous chefs, a restaurant manager and two restaurant supervisors alongside a small team of apprentices – who with students – run the core of the business.
The aim of the school is to shape the future of the hospitality industry by providing education, training, work experience and inspiration for those taking their first steps into the industry.
As a team they provide hot and cold food and drink all day through the various eateries and bars as well as servicing functions and providing hospitality for conferences, meetings and events.
And in order to ensure they maintain standards and remain at the cutting edge of the industry, they also have regular visits from leaders from the UK hospitality industry to work alongside students and staff. These include the likes of Michelin-starred chefs Nigel Haworth, Kenny Atkinson and Mark Greenaway, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch chef/presenter Simon Rimmer as well as highly-regarded local chefs such as Matt Worswick and James Connolly.
The L20 Hotel School is all about student success, raising standards, nurturing talent and instilling in the students the attitude needed to be successful in the hospitality world. Everything the Hotel School do is geared towards creating opportunities that lead onto full-time employment in the industry. And on that front they have succeeded, with a large number of past learners now working in leading UK restaurants thanks to links forged in the kitchens of the L20 Hotel School.
The L20 Hotel School restaurant is also a popular dining destination with outstanding Trip Advisor reviews and many diners returning week after week.
The feel is contemporary yet inviting and there’s front of house service to match. It boasts a lounge for pre-dinner drinks, canapé receptions or an informal meeting while the dining area can accommodate up to 50 guests, or for functions and banquets, 90 guests can be seated with ease.
So if you want to test the culinary skills of the city’s future chef stars, be sure to head down and uncover Liverpool’s best kept secret.