Course taken at college: NVQ Level 2 & 3 Hospitality & Catering

High school: Bentham School Geoffrey Fisher alumni profile

Current Occupation: Private Chef

What have you done since leaving Lancaster & Morecambe College?
After leaving LMC in 1997, I worked as a chef for my parents, owners of Whitewalls Restaurant in Hest Bank. I then went to work for Steven Doherty at the Punchbowl Inn in Crosthwaite for roughly a year, who then sent me down to London in 1999 to work at the Mandarin Oriental under David Nicholls and Hywel Jones at restaurant, Foliage. After just over two years working hard in a busy London Michelin starred, I decided to see the bigger picture outside of fine dining and ended up being head chef of a gastro pub in Knightsbridge called Swag & Tails. It was supposed to be a temporary position for a month…ended up staying for 4 years!

Then I was introduced into the world of superyachting. I helped a chef friend of mine at the 2005 Monaco Grand Prix on a yacht…it certainly opened my eyes as to what’s outside London. I came back to London and decided to leave my job and managed to get my first job on a Superyacht in 2006. I worked on a few yachts ranging from 35m to 60m in size. Sailing around the World cooking for the rich & famous. I stayed working at sea for 12 years but I got offered a job recently to get my feet back on dry land, working currently as a private chef in a family house.

Why did you choose to study at LMC?
Apart from being a very good college for catering it was also close by from home!

What were the best bits about your course?
The RWE (real working environment) was a great idea and an insight into a working restaurant, even though I lived in one! Also getting to the Grand Final of the Nestle Toque D’or in 1996 was a great achievement and start to my cheffing career.

Why did you choose your course?
Having finished my A levels and was going to go into design, living and working in a restaurant changed my mind and catering was the course I wanted to do. Although I wasn’t too pleased about doing the service side of the course, it wasn’t until later I realised how necessary it was to understand both sides of catering!

What would you say to someone who was thinking about doing the course?
Go for it! With hard work and commitment you can go anywhere with catering. But it’s not going to be easy and it’s a tough industry with long and unsociable hours so passion is must! But the job itself is rewarding in many ways, meeting friends for life around the world.

Anything else you would like to tell us?
The lecturers are unparalleled. Their hard work and dedication to the students to move forward in the course and further our start with the connections they have in the industry was certainly a great support and guidance to start my career in Hospitality & Catering.

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Student Profiles


 

Ryan Mead

April 23, 2019

Courses taken at college: Extended Diploma Level 3 in Public Services

Glen Robinson

April 04, 2019

Current occupation: Co-owner of Bayfit Ltd. Gym

Ellie Foulds

March 13, 2019

Course taken at college: Air Cabin Crew

Billy Walden

January 23, 2019

School attended: Home educated

Tiana Crossland-Harris

January 21, 2019

School: The Lakes School

Emma Nevinson

January 17, 2019

School: The Lakes School

Geoffrey Fisher

January 16, 2019

Course taken at college: NVQ Level 2 & 3 Hospitality & Catering

Darcie Whitehead

October 28, 2018

Apprenticeship taken and level: Business Administration Level 3 Employer: OEP Building Servi

Thomas Cross

September 12, 2018

School attended: Ripley St. Thomas

Sarah Maltby

September 05, 2018

Course taken at college: Pre-access to Healthcare and Access to Healthcare

Joe McCorriston

August 23, 2018

Course taken at college: Music Extended Diploma Level 3 & HNC Music School: Our Lady’s Catholic C

Callum Smylie

August 15, 2018

Course taken at college: Warehouse and Logistics Level 2 Apprenticeship

Caitlin Williams

August 09, 2018

Course taken at college: Business & Enterprise Level 3

Holly Eva Rouse

July 23, 2018

Course taken at college: Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma

George Mundy

June 13, 2018

Course(s) taken at college: Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery, Level 2 Bench Joinery Apprenticeship, Level

Samuel Orchard

June 13, 2018

Course(s) taken at college: Joinery Bench Level 1, Joinery Bench Level 2 Apprenticeship, J

Kyle Davies

June 13, 2018

Course taken at college: Plumbing Level 2

Kelly Murgatroyd

June 04, 2018

Courses taken at college: Level 2 & 3 Beauty Therapy and Diploma in Reflexology and Aromatherapy

Sam Wilson

May 31, 2018

Courses taken at college: Level 3 Animal Care, HNC Animal Welfare & Behaviour

Zoe Fox

May 16, 2018

Courses taken at college: Animal Welfare and behaviour HNC

Tegan Davies

May 16, 2018

Courses taken at college: HNC Animal Welfare & Behaviour

Sarah Pollard

May 16, 2018

Courses taken at college: Animal Welfare & Behaviour HNC

Eleanor Bain

May 16, 2018

Courses taken at college: HNC Animal Welfare and Behaviour

Karisha Young

May 09, 2018

School: John Ruskin School

Ashleigh Cartledge

May 09, 2018

Courses taken at college: Level 2 Beauty and Level 3 Beauty

Michelle McDermott

May 09, 2018

Courses taken at college: Beauty Level 3 and Hairdressing Level 3

Ilsa Darby

May 02, 2018

Courses taken at college: Aspire to Performing Arts

Sophie Santon

April 26, 2018

Course(s) taken at college: Level 3 Engineering Extended

Dagan Jackson

April 17, 2018

Courses taken at college: Level 3 Travel & Tourism, Level 2 Air Cabin Crew

Amandeep Kaur

March 16, 2018

Courses taken at college: Aspire Pathway to Business and Retail

Dayna Cannon

March 09, 2018

Courses taken at college: Air Cabin Crew Level 2,Travel and Tourism Level 2 

Scott Fairweather

March 08, 2018

Head Chef at The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale Scott Fairweather, aged 27, is the Head Chef of

Daniel Postlethwaite

February 27, 2018

Course taken at college: National Diploma in Sport and Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

Jennifer Keane

February 27, 2018

Course taken at college: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Joe Holliman

February 23, 2018

Course taken at college: BTEC level 3 Sport and Exercise, Foundation degree Sports Coaching, PG

Bethany Hadwin

February 23, 2018

Course taken at college: BTEC Level 3 Sport

Jonathan Timmis

February 14, 2018

Course(s) taken at college: BTEC Business Studies

Chelsea Ainsley

February 01, 2018

Courses taken at college: Public Services

Richard Johnson

February 01, 2018

Course taken at college: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Danielle Maloney (Denby)

January 31, 2018

Course taken at college: Btec Extended Diploma Level 3 Sport & Btec Extended Diploma Level

Julie Roseanne Pal

January 31, 2018

Course taken at college: AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Wioleta Bernal

January 18, 2018

Courses taken at college: HND Level 5 Public Services

Ocean Heward-Wearing

January 18, 2018

Megan Dunham

January 18, 2018

Courses taken at college: HND Level 5 Public Services

Fiona Conroy

January 18, 2018

Courses taken at college: HNC Level 4 Public Services

Casey Knowles

January 18, 2018

Courses taken at college: HND Level 5 Public Services

Lee Jackson

January 17, 2018

Courses taken at college: Public Services Level 3

Kerry Garnett

January 17, 2018

School: Queen Katherine School

Hannah Gosling

January 17, 2018

Course(s) taken at college: Public Services Level 3

Zachariah Rogers

January 17, 2018

Course(s) taken at college: Electrical Installation Level 2

Will McLean

January 17, 2018

Course(s) taken at college: Aspire course and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

Siobhan Fagan

January 17, 2018

Course taken at college: Electrical Installation Level 2

Matt Smith

January 17, 2018

Course taken at college: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

Lucas Bentley

January 17, 2018

Course taken at college: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

Josh Clayton

January 17, 2018

Course(s) taken at college: Level 1 Multiskills

Jake Dickson

January 17, 2018

Course taken at college: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

Harry Procter

January 17, 2018

Course taken at college: Electrical Installation Level 2

Aidan Saunders

January 17, 2018

Course taken at college: Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship Level 2

Ella MacAdam

January 16, 2018

Course taken at college: Cabin Crew

Callum Kelly

January 16, 2018

Course taken at college: Cabin Crew

Chloe Halhead

December 15, 2017

Course taken at college: HND Sports Coaching

Edward Brownell

December 12, 2017

Course taken at college: Level 3 Sport

Olivia Rowlands

October 23, 2017

Course taken at college: Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3 and NHS Cadet course

Kate Wells

October 09, 2017

Apprenticeship and level: Business Administration NVQ Level 2 Diploma Employer: Trust Medical Ambul

Charlotte James

October 09, 2017

Course(s) taken at college: Travel & Tourism Level 2 and Preparation for Air Cabin Crew Level 2

Rachel Groundwater

October 09, 2017

Course(s) taken at college: Travel & Tourism and Preparation for Air Cabin Crew

Jack Marland

August 31, 2017

School: Dallam School

Mark Jenkins

June 29, 2017

Director of Production at The Dolby Theatre, Hollywood What did you do after College?  I trav

Anya Rands-Trevor

June 28, 2017

Course(s) taken at college: HND Sports Coaching

Liam Matthews

June 28, 2017

Course(s) taken at college: Sports Science (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma) and HND Sports Coach

Daniel McMillan

June 23, 2017

Apprenticeship being taken and level: Health and Social Care Level 3

Natasha Currey

June 19, 2017

Course taken at college: Hairdressing NVQ Level 2

Galina Begeza

June 19, 2017

Course taken at college: Hairdressing NVQ Level 2

Coral Cunliffe

June 19, 2017

School: Morecambe High School

Katelynn Louise Ward

June 19, 2017

School: Morecambe High School

Liam Andrews

June 19, 2017

School: Morecambe High School

Jake Brown

June 19, 2017

School: Wennington Hall School

Courtney Baines

June 09, 2017

Courses taken at college: L1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector and L2 Beauty Therapy

Heather Westworth

May 24, 2017

Course take at college: Engineering Level 3 TechBac

Amber Kitching

May 24, 2017

Course taken at college: Level 2 diploma in Vehicle Fitting Operations

Damien Gates

May 23, 2017

Course taken at college: Electrical Installation Level 3

Alex Barnes

May 23, 2017

Course taken at college: Electrical Installation Level 3

Robyn James

May 10, 2017

Course taken at college:HND in Health and Social Care

Louise Buchanan

May 10, 2017

Course taken at college: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism then BTEC Extended Diplom

Dale Hargan

April 25, 2017

Course taken at college:BTEC Level 3 Sports Coaching

Hannah Williamson

April 25, 2017

Course taken at college: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Lewis Beamer

April 25, 2017

Apprenticeship completed and level: Level 3 Business Administration working in the Marketing Depart

Katie Pickles

April 25, 2017

Course taken at college: HNC Music

Roy Samuel Clark

April 25, 2017

Course taken at college: Level 2, Level 3, HNC and HND music

Tom Louis Mulliner

April 25, 2017

Course taken at college: Level 2, Level 3, HNC and HND music

Ben Woods

March 30, 2017

Apprenticeship taken at college: Level 3 Plumbing

Khan Puffett

March 21, 2017

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Joinery Employer: Mark Pattinson Joinery, Lancaster

Jonathan Forrest

March 21, 2017

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Joinery Employer: NHS Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Jake Woof

March 21, 2017

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Joinery (Bench) Employer: Marthwaite Joinery, Sedbergh - specialists i

Brad Whalley

March 21, 2017

Apprenticeship: Joinery Employer: Bob Howard Builders Ltd

Joshua Brently

March 21, 2017

School: Carnforth High School Course taken at college: Level 1 and Level 2 Brickwork

Andre Vidal

March 21, 2017

School: Morecambe High School Course taken at college: Multi Skills and Level 2 Brickwork

Chloe King

March 21, 2017

School: Central Lancaster High School Course taken at college: Children’s Play, Learning & De

Josh Dent

March 09, 2017

Course taken at College: BTEC Level 3 Sport

Callum Metcalf

March 07, 2017

Apprenticeship taken at college: Level 2 Fabrication and Welding

Darcy McCreadie

February 02, 2017

School: Ripley St Thomas

Fiona Finnigan

February 02, 2017

School attended: Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Fleetwood

Jack Mottershead

February 02, 2017

Courses taken at college: Pathway to Construction Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 (full time) and Carpen

Beth Lawton

December 19, 2016

Apprenticeship completed and level: Business Administration Level 3

Emily Knight

December 07, 2016

Course taken at college: Business Level 3 School: Dallam School

Stephen Mossop

November 30, 2016

Course taken at college:CLAiT at MLC and Access at LMC in 1991

Sarah Earl

November 30, 2016

Course taken at college:Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport School attended:The Queen Katherine Schoo

Sarah Croasdale

November 30, 2016

Course taken at college:Health & Social Care Level 3

Matthew Bainbridge

November 30, 2016

Course taken at college:Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Hannah Gosling

November 29, 2016

Courses taken at college:BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

Drew Farr

November 29, 2016

Courses taken at college: Animal Studies Level 2 & Animal Management Level 3 School attended:Moreca

Cody Lamb

November 29, 2016

Courses taken at college: Aspire to Traineeship/Apprenticeship School: Central Lancaster High Schoo

Chloe Greenhow

November 29, 2016

School:Dallam High School Course taken at college:Health & Social Care Level 3

Caitlin Davis

November 29, 2016

Course taken at college:Health & Social Care Level 3 School:Carnforth High School

Ashley James Parsons

November 29, 2016

Courses taken at college:National Diploma in Animal Management, National Diploma in Business and Ent

Andrew Davis

November 29, 2016

Course taken at college:Travel & Tourism School:Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Amy Boatwright

November 29, 2016

Course taken at college:Level 3 Specialist Make Up

Seaneen Price

November 24, 2016

Course Taken:  Art and Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma and Art and Design Foundation School Attend

Elliot Holden

November 17, 2016

Courses taken at college: HNC and HND in Health and Social Care

Sherrell Smith

November 01, 2016

Course taken at college: Access to Higher Education Nursing

Rachel Brockbank

November 01, 2016

Course taken at college: Access to Higher Education Nursing

Joanne Abbott

November 01, 2016

Course taken at college: Access to HE Previous school: Skerton Community High School

Felicity Huyton

November 01, 2016

Course taken at college: Access to HE Social Science Previous school: Ullswater Community College

Danielle Hillman

November 01, 2016

Course taken at college: Access to HE Previous school: Hornby High School

Chris McMurray

November 01, 2016

Course taken at college: Access to University Previous school: Morecambe High School

Michelle Pye

October 27, 2016

Course taken at college: Access to HE

Hayley Martin

October 27, 2016

Apprenticeship: Beauty Therapy Level 1 and 2 School: Parkview School, Barrow in Furness

Angel Byram

October 27, 2016

Courses taken at college: Multiskills, Level 1 and Level 2 Brickwork School attended: Morecamb
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