Chef Lecturer Andrew Cluskey and team from Central Beds College are off to receive a special award at the annual meeting of Craft Guild of Chefs at The Hilton Waldorf in London on April 23rd.
The award is in recognition of the super service given by the college to the catering industry and its continued success in preparing young people to work in the hospitality business.
Central Beds College has professional standard kitchens and equipment and hosts a range of events – like the British Culinary Championships which are being staged at the Kingsway campus in Dunstable on May 30th and 31st 2023.
In addition, the college is the venue for various professional and charity dinner events, giving students valuable live work experience.
“This is very much a team effort and I am delighted that our staff are being recognised for the work they do in preparing our own students for the world of work, and in hosting top quality events which showcase the best the industry has to offer.”
In prime place
Vice Principal Karyn Godfrey said:
“We are always hearing that there is a massive demand for chefs and trained catering staff from the hospitality industry and we have 45 full-time students here being ‘prepped’ to step up to those roles.”
Head of Catering Vasileios Fragkakis added:
“We’re rightly proud of our team here at Central Beds College and look forward to them being recognised by the Craft Guild of Chefs in April and to hosting the British Culinary Championship in May. It shows that Central Beds College is in prime place on the menu when students are making career choices.”
Daniel beats the best
Daniel Begley of Luton is aged only 18 but won through to the final eight of a Lumina New Zealand Lamb Challenge against 196 full-time professional chefs. Daniel’s delicious dish so impressed the judges they pulled him through to the final stages against experienced chefs twice his age.
He works at the White Horse, St Albans when not studying for his Level 3 (A Level equivalent courses) and hopes one day to live up to his hero celebrity chef Marcus Wareing.
Said Chef Lecturer Andrew Cluskey:
“It is an outstanding achievement for one so young, he is a great example of what can be achieved when someone finds their calling.”