What did you want to do when you were at school/college?
I wanted to be a chef because my mum could not cook
How did you first get into the industry?
Part time job at 15 years old at dads friends restaurant
Where did you go to find out information about careers in the industry?
Careers centre put you in touch with job placement
What industry relevant qualifications/awards do you have?
D32 nvq work place asser
Intermediate food hygiene
Front line management course
Leadership and motivation course
Head chef award Holroyd Howe
Please briefly outline your career so far?
Apprenticeship Trust house Forte
3 restaurants a la carte style
Baxter Platts 2 sites
Eurest 3 sites
Holroyd Howe 3 sites
What do you do in a typical day? Please give an account that takes us through the day from start to end.
There is never a typical day that is what I enjoy about this job you Rise to a new challenge everyday.
What do you like most about your job?
What do you like the least about your job?
Not achieving daily targets
What was your most memorable day at work? Was it something funny, a disaster that you helped overcome, seeing someone famous, a challenge ……
Cooking for Nelson Mandela at Said business school
What do you think is great about your sector/the hospitality industry?
Restaurant food in a office environment
Seeing colleagues develop
What do you think could be improved in the sector/industry?
Perception of staff restaurants ( canteens )
What are your tips to young people starting out in the industry?
Do as many stages as possible
Get as much experience as possible
What do you do in your spare time?
Eating out , socialise, research