Six students from the Birmingham area are hoping to become Restaurant VMF's latest success stories after joining the critically-acclaimed restaurant's operation.
Since opening its doors in 2010, the club's training restaurant has helped a number of local youngsters hone their skills through a link with Walsall College.
While the reputation of Restaurant VMF has continued to grow through a host of awards, rave reviews and a No.1 ranking on Trip Advisor, many of its apprentices have gone on to gain employment either at Villa Park or elsewhere in the food industry.
Now a new group of hopefuls are looking to follow in their footsteps. Alex Webley, Jordan Douglas, Rickio Blake and Michael Whitmore have joined Restaurant VMF as chefs, while Charlotte Cumberledge and Jasmin Anslow will be working front of house.
The students will work alongside executive chef Peter Reed, head chef Iain Wilson and sous chef Richard Thompson at the restaurant in Directors, which is open from 7pm on Friday and Saturday and 12pm to 3pm on Sundays.
As well as taking up roles in the restaurant, the apprentices will work towards gaining a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Services.
Restaurant VMF has always been proud of its local feel - with students recruited from the Birmingham area and many of the ingredients used in the kitchens sourced from the club's own allotment.
Why not come along and sample the award-winning food for yourself?
Check out the restaurant menus now. To book a table call 0121 326 1570.