Services & Programs

What we like to teach is based on real kitchen issues that are served out by the economy to the hospitality industry, and how to handle those challenges. Building a successful kitchen operation is like creating a dish – you need structured, proven and solid recipes, and a foundation (fresh ingredients).

Professional Development

Great Chefs are not always born that way. Leadership skills can be learned and developed. If you

  • Have employees with outstanding technical skills but don’t fit into the team
  • Ask yourself how you can turn employees that are a liability into assets
  • Experience poor team work affecting your bottom line
  • Hired staff members based on capability and might be forced to fire them on attitude
  • Suffer from increased levels of concern regarding your staff turnover
  • Or simply want to invest into your own professional development

…then give us a call. Our services are designed to enhance participant’s soft skills to achieve hard results within a work environment.

Here is a range of our most popular professional development programs and services.

Since we are a boutique company, we take pride in offering our hospitality clients tailored business solutions to their needs, so we can together achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Resources

Online Training and Educational Resources

As experienced chefs, we understand that with your demanding long hours and high intensity work schedule, you currently have limited time for Leadership Development, Employee Management and Organizational Effectiveness.

Therefore we offer Training and Educational Resources carefully developed by chefs for chefs that are available as downloads. You can read, work through them and complete the tasks in your own time, whenever and wherever it suits you.

Workshops

[testimonial author=”Ross Tinsley |Head of Research at HTMi, Switzerland”]During my time as Head of Research at HTMi, Switzerland I had the pleasure of hosting Martin Probst as a guest speaker at our Thirteenth International Hospitality, Tourism and Events Research Conference. Martin delivered a thoroughly engaging workshop on high powered communication strategies in leadership. Those who attended were given a valuable insight into conflict resolution and effective team building. Martin’s workshop and speaking skills left an inspiring effect on all who participated.[/testimonial]

Understand your mindset

Duration: 1 day

About this workshop

This program focuses on creating a mindset of excellence and equips participants with the skills of how to manage their thinking, perception, emotional state and their action.

Target audience

This program is ideal for everybody who wants to understand how the human brain works and is interested to get different perspectives as things are not always as they seem.

Program objectives

Participants will learn to:

  • Understand others
  • Build rapport to achieve open communication with others
  • Use critical thinking to make smart decisions
  • Manage their emotional state while in the heat of the moment
  • Respond to and manage stress

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

High-powered communication strategies for aspiring Chefs

Duration: 1 day

About this workshop

This program is designed to provide participants with tools to communicate effectively within a socially diverse environment. They will learn how to build rapport and have an open and honest conversation to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders and to achieve desired outcomes.

Target audience

This program is ideal for everybody who wants to improve their communication skills with others, to be able to get their message across and understand how the human brain works and is interested to get different perspectives as things are not alwys as they seem.

Program objectives

Participants will learn:

  • Powerful question techniques
  • Body language / non-verbal communication
  • Representational systems to build rapport with anyone
  • “Chunking” communication model to communicate from specific to abstract and vice versa
  • Listening and speaking styles
  • How to give constructive and motivating feedback
  • Marketing communication concepts and processes

How to negotiate and close a deal

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Become an assertive person of influence

Duration: 1 day

About this workshop

This program creates a shift in thinking from being dependent to becoming independent and later interdependent. It teaches the participants the importance of daily good practises and taking responsibility.

Target audience

This program is ideal for everybody who wants to achieve a positive outcome while maintaining relationships. This program focuses on becoming a person of influence that allow them to achieve ecological win-win situations.

Program objectives

Participants will learn:

  • Levels of dependency and techniques to shift
  • Positive language
  • Effective body language
  • Techniques to adapt responsibility for their actions
  • How to expand the circle of influence
  • Create certainty within themselves and others

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Strategy & Planning

Duration: 1 day

About this workshop

This program is designed to equip participants with strategies to create a vision, and set goals effectively, implement and adhere to them. It will teach the difference between management and leadership.

Target audience

This program is ideal for everybody who wants to get clear on their values and establish a clear vision and mission for themself or their business.

Program objectives

Participants will learn:

  • What their core values are
  • How to create a vision or work towards achievable goals and objectives
  • How to use goal setting to direct performance
  • To create momentum and take massive action
  • To be flexible whilst staying focused

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Personal Effectiveness

Duration: 1 day

About this workshop

This program enables participants to successfully build interpersonal skills, to communicate effectively, and explore the possibilities in the ever-changing workplace environment.

Target audience

This program is ideal for everybody who wants to be more effective at what they do. It will have a PROfound effect on their performance and achievements.

Program objectives

Participants will learn to:

  • Expand their comfort zone and adapt to a changing workplace environment
  • Communicate with confidence
  • Negotiate to achieve mutual acceptance outcomes
  • Deal with difficult people
  • Maintain effective relationships
  • Ditch underlying gain and achieve the best they can

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Time and Priority Management

Duration: 1 day

About this workshop

This program focuses on time management skills to achieve more outcome with less time through understanding business needs and the ability to prioritise accordingly

Target audience

This program is ideal for everybody who wants to learn high effective organisational skills to achieve Key Performance Indicators.

Program objectives

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify and get rid of time wasters
  • Overcome/avoid procrastination
  • Plan and organize workplace effectively and efficiently
  • Set priorities to achieve personal, team and company goals/objectives
  • Set boundaries
  • Make quick and smart decisions

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Leadership Essentials

Duration: 1 day

About this workshop

Being a successful team leader requires more than just an impressive job title. This program enables the participants to develop fundamental leadership skills, which serve as a stepping-stone to becoming an exceptional leader.

Target audience

This program is ideal for everybody who wants to or just step into a new management/leadership role, because of your subject matter expertise, rather than the managerial capabilities.

Program objectives

Participants will learn:

  • To relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • How to make informed decisions
  • To lead with passion
  • How leadership and teamwork go hand in hand
  • Communication skills to:
    • …work collaboratively as part of a team
    • …provide guidance and support to others
    • …participate in open and constructive discussions
  • Effective Delegation
  • To shape their leadership style
  • How to gain trust and confidence of clients and work colleagues
  • Creative thinking & learning skills to generate, explore, test and challenge ideas, and stretch boundaries of own knowledge

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Conflict Management

Duration: 1 day

About this workshop

Conflicts within the workplace can impact on motivation, productivity and staff retention. Developing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external clients is essential for peak performance. Participants will learn to identify, deal and resolve conflicts in a diverse environment through the understanding of different behaviour styles and by practising problem solving skills

Target audience

This program is ideal for everybody who deals with people and needs to manage complains, difficult behaviours and disputes.

Program objectives

Participants will learn:

  • Effective tools and strategies to deal with difficult behaviours, situations and people
  • To manage their emotional state while in the heat of the moment
  • What drives themselves and others
  • How to negotiate and mediate team disputes
  • How to gain confidence to have courageous conversations by understanding emotions and barriers
  • The process to move conflicts from a dysfunctional situation to a productive outcome
  • The Coaching model “GROW”

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Advanced Leadership

Duration: 1 day

Pre-requisit: Leadership Essentials

About this workshop

This program takes leadership to a whole new level. Great leaders are not always born that way. Self-awareness and reflection are among the most important skills that describe an outstanding leader.

Target audience

This program is ideal for people in senior management positions who want to deepen their leadership skills. In ‘Advanced Skills’ participants will build on their strengths to become great mentors and inspiring leaders.

Program objectives

Participants will learn:

  • Business ethics and their application
  • The big picture thinking
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate and inspire trust and confidence
  • To identify and overcome barriers
  • To become an inspiring, respected and motivational leader
  • Get the best out of people by understanding the different motivation and working styles
  • Networking skills to ensure support from key groups and individuals for concepts/ideas/products/services
  • How to define, recognise and coach with Emotional Intelligence

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Public Speaking with Confidence

Duration: 1 day

About this workshop

In this highly interactive program, participants will learn effective tools to become a successful and confident public speaker and facilitator to deliver meetings, workshops and presentations.

Target audience

This program is ideal for everybody who want to improve their confidence, skills and effectiveness in public speaking. People who want to present information, proposals projects etc.

Program objectives

Participants will learn:

  • To manage nerves and present with confidence
  • Plan and deliver a clear message in “4-mat” without notes
  • Facilitation techniques to encourage team development
  • Organizational requirements for presentation of completed profile
  • Utilise powerful training stance and hypnotic language patterns
  • Physical presence and body language
  • To connect with the audience
  • The role of listening and questioning

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Leading Change

Duration: 1 day

About this workshop

Leaders have a role in inspiring and motivating others to achieve organisational goals and to model professionalism in their organisation and industry. Globally, we experience fast moving changes in our economies and everybody deals differently with variety in their lives. This will affect individuals, teams and companies in their overall performance. Therefore industry professionals need to be able to lead through change to ensure productivity and results.

Target audience

This program is ideal for everybody who lead others through any type of organisational change.

Program objectives

Participants will learn:

  • To develop a mindset of innovative thinking
  • Communication, working and motivation styles to coach employees through change positively and effectively
  • To integrate innovation in leadership and management activities
  • Essential tools and strategies to lead, introduce and implement change
  • Effective conversations with key stakeholders
  • To create a supportive learning environment
  • To use emotional awareness and emotional management to help build resilience

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

One-on-one Coaching Packages

Coaching and Mentoring is an integral part of our lives. Successful Executives, athletes and sporting teams rely on coaching to get them where they want to be. Even you have a few mentors in your life. Think about the people you turn to for advice and guidance such as colleagues, friends and family members. They are people you respect, trust and whose knowledge and skills you highly value. A mindset, that you have do do it on your own, will only put your foot on the break, while you try to exhilarate with the other one. Synergy leads to interdependency and ultimate success, as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts! One plus one can equal 3 or even more…

Tell me what to do

Ideal for young professionals seeking quick and low cost insights into their communication, motivation and work style, so they understand what they need to focus on to improve their career success.

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Show me how to do it

Ideal for professionals with high technical skills seeking long term sustainable strategies, accountability and support for their implementation.

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

Learn, implement & teach

Ideal for managers who want to move into executive positions and need to acquire advanced communication and leadership skills to teach others.

Cost

Please contact us per email or call us today (0421 936 313) for a free quote.

We also offer one-on-one coaching programs tailored to your unique needs to achieve the results you are looking for. Contact us today for a free discovery session.

Other Services

Training and Masterclasses

We understand that you spend a lot of time at work. That’s why we deliver our training and monthly Masterclasses online. That way, you have convenient access to this invaluable training in your office, wherever you are in the world.[/accordion-item]

LinkedIn Group

Managers and Leaders often face similar issues in their organisations and day-to-day lives. Struggling with earning respect from the former peer group, work-life balance and long hours are just a few of them. Join our LinkedIn Group “Leading Chef Academy” and help each other out by sharing valuable insights of what is working for you.

Inner Circle

As we keep growing our community, we have created a Closed Facebook Group where we are sharing all our latest insights, training events, updates and exciting news. It is a place where we can exchange concerns, offer each other assistance, solve your problems and life starts to become as easy as pie. Contact us to apply for access.

What are the benefits of Professional Development?

It is especially important for organisations to have employees who understand each other well and work together as a team. The truth is that a Professional Development  is critical for a organisation to be productive and remain competitive.

The benefits of Professional Development are for example:

  • An increase of effectiveness and productivity
  • Translating this improved productivity into boost in bottom-line
  • Enhanced communication within the organisation and therefore improving customer service and reputation
  • A greater understanding of of business needs and respect for each other
  • Higher levels of motivation and engagement at work that will reduce absenteeism and staff turnover
  • To develop a culture of trust which is a key factor in determining ultimate success

Why should you work with us?

What puts our services ahead of those of our competitors are the over 25 years of experience in a variety of industries, extensive qualifications and a no-nonsense approach to help you get the success you deserve. We do not believe in a “cookie cutter” approach, where the one online or off-the-shelf program suits everybody. We take pride in offering our clients one-on-one sessions and unique workshops tailored to your needs, so we can together achieve the best possible outcome for you.

 What you CAN expect from us:

  • Free initial discussion to get clear on our role and your expectations
  • Identification of root causes of your current situation and establishing outcomes
  • Facilitator with high level of expertise, knowledge and commitment
  • Tailored programs specifically developed to your needs
  • Valuable insights and strategies right at the heart of your business

 What you CANNOT expect from us:

  • Politics and criticism
  • Legal or financial advice
  • A boring workshop that will only waste your time

 What we expect from YOU:

  • 100% commitment
  • A willingness to learn, change and improve
  • Active participation and contribution to the team