A NEW initiative by Corbin & King aims to tempt female chefs back into the kitchen after they’ve taken a career break to look after children.
Kicking off with a forum on the 10th September, female chefs with experience professional kitchens are invited to discuss the challenges in returning to work with young children. Children are welcome and baby changing facilities will be made available.
The iconic company, which includes the Wolseley and the Beaumont in its portfolio, has tried to make its contracts family friendly. It already offers 30 hour contracts, which enable job sharing, and “overnight working” initiatives where those sharing child-care responsibilities can alternative their working hours with their partner.
“The considerable numbers of female employees who have chosen not to return to work at Corbin & King following maternity leave suggests new mothers do not consider hospitality a viable career option when juggling the demands of a family. Our aim is to change this school of thought and present realistic and attractive options for women.” comments Zuleika Fennell, Corbin and King’ Chief Operating Officer.