Gastro Academy STANFOOD

Restaurant business and HoReCa industry have been hit hard during the pandemic. In addition to the long shut down time, the owners faced a shortage of qualified personnel. The opening of the STANFOOD Academy is another step towards the partnership and help in solving the personnel problem.

Gastro Academy STANFOOD

Project objectives

In 2021, METRO opened its own Academy STANFOOD for current and future professionals in the restaurant business, with the support of the Moscow Government. The idea of ​​the project was developed together with the main clients of METRO - representatives of HoReCa business. They drew the attention of the company's employees to the lack of qualified personnel in the industry and the difficulties in obtaining additional education for professionals, without which the further development of the industry is impossible.

What are the fields of study in the academy?

  • Professional Chefs
  • Bakers
  • Confectioners
  • Barista

More about education

The requirements for a minimum entry level qualification are fundamentally different from other training platforms - the future student must have a minimum specialized training or work experience of at least 6 months.

Upon graduation, students receive not only a diploma and a chef's degree, but also employment assistance:  they get recommendations from professional teachers and their resumes are added to the Academy's database. HoReCa, on the other hand, receives an influx of real professionals in the field.

Support and systematic education development in the field of restaurant business is one of METRO's strategic priorities. In addition to the launch of the STANDOOD Academy, the company in Russia organized the All-Russian chef’s competition - Chef a la Russe, and also became the general partner of the INSTITUT PAUL BOCUSE branch in Krasnoyarsk.

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