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Futura Group is moving to a new office in Newcastle East

Futura Group is about to up sticks and move to a fantastic new location in the heart of Newcastle.

By |March 24th, 2016|News|Comments Off

R&CA is training Noma’s aspiring chefs & waiters with Futura Group resources

Over the next 10 weeks, twenty-five Australian hospitality students will receive the ultimate training opportunity over at Noma - the world’s best restaurant - which has opened temporarily at Barangaroo (Sydney’s newest waterfront dining precinct).
Restaurant & Catering Industry Association of Australia (R&CA) consulted with Futura Group to develop a holistic vocational solution for the lucky aspiring chefs and waiters who have enrolled in a Diploma of Hospitality with on-the-job training and mentoring under one of the world’s most influential chefs, René Redzepi.
The internship program will provide the ultimate training experience for workers seeking to progress their career in the industry, as R&CA CEO John Hart puts it, “The culinary skill and knowledge of René Redzepi and the Noma team is second to none”.
“The Noma Australia Vocational Program will introduce Australian hospitality students to the best culinary minds this global industry has to offer. The program also exposes front-of-house students to the customer service expectations of the world’s finest restaurant”.
René Redzepi, founder and head chef of Noma, says the relocation of his restaurant to Barangaroo is an exciting opportunity to showcase the diverse culture and natural wonders of Australia, as well as to celebrate the country’s unique produce through an original and exclusive Noma Australia menu. To share our new gastronomic experiences with the next generation of industry professionals is truly exciting.”
Futura Group is proud to be involved with R&CA, and are excited to see the effect of Noma's presence on Australia's dining landscape. We are proud to be involved with the training of Australia’s future chefs in what is surely the opportunity of a lifetime.

Image Courtesy: Noma

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By |February 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off

Futura Group supports Sala Bai Hotel and Restaurant School

Friends of Sala Baï Australia is a not-for-profit organisation founded by hospitality professionals and the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. Each year they fundraise money to support Sala Baï, a hotel school in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Founded by the French NGO Agir Pour Le Cambodge, Sala Baï offers one year hotel training courses to 100 disadvantaged Cambodians every year. Over the past ten years the Friends of Sala Baï have raised almost a million dollars to Sala Baï, 100% of which goes directly to the school.
Futura Group is proud to support this worthwhile initiative, helping to foster the industry across the globe. If you'd like to make a donation, visit the Sala Bai website
By |December 18th, 2015|News|Comments Off

Happy Holidays from the Futura Group Team!

Futura will be closed for the Christmas and New Year break from 4:30pm Wednesday 23rd December 2015 until 8:00am Monday 11th January 2016. For workbook orders you wish to receive prior to/during our closure, please place your order no later than 9th December 2015. As we print on demand and hold low stock levels, we may not have your required items in stock after this date - your order may be delayed until our return.

By |November 24th, 2015|News|Comments Off

Real-time Enrolments Now Available!

The option to streamline your student enrolments and manage your groups provides trainers with complete control over when and how you onboard new students - perfect for just-in-time enrolments - and avoiding wait times during high-volume periods!

By |November 8th, 2015|News, Product Updates|Comments Off

Futura Group highly commended at the NSW Export Awards

Futura Group was highly commended as Hunter/ Central Coast Exporter of the year at Wednesday night’s award ceremony. The commendation recognises Futura Group’s consultancy and training development services to Galaxy Entertainment Group (Macau).

By |October 29th, 2015|News|Comments Off

Futura Group a finalist in this year’s Export Awards program

For the 3rd year running, Futura Group has succeeded in becoming a finalist in the Premier’s NSW Export Awards program, and will be heading to the prestigious awards ceremony at The Star on October 28th to compete for NSW's highest export industry accolade.

By |October 2nd, 2015|News|Comments Off

National Skills Week 2015 Launch

Futura Group recently attended the launch of the National Skills Week at NSW Parliament House in Sydney. National Skills Week is important, and recognises and celebrates practical learners by shining a spotlight on their achievements.

By |September 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off

We’re about to Launch a Subscription Service that will Make Course Building Simple for Everyone

We’re very excited to announce that the newest member of our product family eCoach for High Schools will launch (in BETA release) 26th August 2015. If you’re wondering what this has to do with you, please keep reading - this news is big, and will provide teachers (and eventually everyone else) with simple tools to build and design their own engaging online courses.

By |August 12th, 2015|News, Product Updates|Comments Off

Scratchley’s Restaurant Streamlines Restaurant Management

Scratchley’s on the Wharf (one of Newcastle’s most iconic restaurants) recently engaged Futura Group to run a 2-day workshop to help staff understand food costing principles, and establish procedures to reduce wastage (without compromising on quality). Futura Group also consulted with the Scratchley's team to help identify savings by optimising production time and staff expertise.

By |June 10th, 2015|News|Comments Off