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Date: 17 February 2022


We are very proud to announce that Garrets has acquired the SBB accreditation enabling us to provide recognised quality on-the-job training to crews – as the first and only catering company in the shipping industry worldwide.

The SBB accreditation is part of the Dutch Ministry of Education and is given based on high education, qualifications and experience in the areas of the accredited course levels. Garrets is now an accredited work placement company within the Foundation for Cooperation on Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market, validated to facilitate training recognised worldwide for the catering crew.

With this SBB accreditation, we can promise our customers a good and safe workplace, quality on-the-job training activities applicable for the profession they are training for, and certified teachers who know and respect the requirements of the training courses.

“As Head of OSS and Training, I’m very proud that we are the first in the marine catering industry to receive this accreditation and become a work placement company. This means that we can provide full catering training from level 1 to 4 according to SVH on the job with full certification / diploma done by certified tutors and teachers”, says Dean Verhoeff, Head of Operational Support Services and Training.

Dean Verhoeff, Head of Operational Support Services and Training

Start your on-the-job-training now!

Reach out to Dean to learn more about how you can start your work placement training with Garrets. We offer training for all catering roles.

Get in touch on training@garrets.com

30 years of industry experience

During our many years of service in the maritime industry, guidance and knowledge sharing have always been core elements in our mission to improve the welfare of seafarers, not only through maritime procurement and supply management, but also through training of galley personnel in galley management, food safety, nutrition, multi-national culinary skills and menu planning.

Learn more about our training services here

About SBB

The Foundation for Cooperation on Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market, named SBB due to its Dutch name, Samenwerkingsorganisatie Beroepsonderwijs Bedrijfsleven, coordinates training courses offered by the education system and the skills that the labour market can use. Its objectives are to give students the best workplace training with prospects of a job and to provide companies with the professionals needed.

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