Art of Kitchens, under the leadership of David and Ingrid, has had a long history of giving back to the industry.
When David was looking for his apprenticeship position, it was very difficult as spaces were rare and many business owners were not willing to take on someone just starting out. David feels his time as an apprentice was such a huge part of his learning curve and he made sure to invest plenty of his time in learning and honing his craft.
From the very beginning, Art of Kitchens has had the policy to employ apprentices and has now seen 40 young people through their initial training. Many apprentices have gone on to stay with Art of Kitchens and ongoing training and professional development is the backbone of the Art of Kitchens philosophy. Both the current Operations Manager and Check Measurer started with the company as apprentices and now assist David in training and mentoring the next generation of cabinet makers.
David also spent many years on the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Kitchen & Bathroom Committee, a voluntary position he happily contributed his time and expertise to, because of his wish to continue to give back to the industry. Ingrid brings a wealth of admin experience to the team and supports David as the business changes and evolves.