Courses taken: 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


 

Molly Hackett

April 24, 2019

  Course taken: Business and Enterprise Level 3

Megan Aitken

April 24, 2019

Course taken: Business and Enterprise Level 3

Reon Reid

April 24, 2019

Course taken: GCSE English

Ryan Mead

April 23, 2019

Course taken: Public Services Level 3 

Glen Robinson

April 04, 2019

Course taken: BTEC Sports Development

Ellie Foulds

March 13, 2019

Course taken: Air Cabin Crew Level 2 

Billy Walden

January 23, 2019

Course taken: Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 and GCSE Maths & English

Tiana Crossland-Harris

January 21, 2019

Course taken: Air Cabin Crew Level 2 

Emma Nevinson

January 17, 2019

Course taken: Air Cabin Crew Level 2

Geoffrey Fisher

January 16, 2019

Courses taken: NVQ Level 2 & 3 Hospitality & Catering

Darcie Whitehead

October 28, 2018

Apprenticeship taken: Business Administration Level 3

Thomas Cross

September 12, 2018

Courses taken: Level 3 Music, HNC & HND Music and BA(hons) Music Production

Sarah Maltby

September 05, 2018

Courses taken: Pre-access to Healthcare and Access to Healthcare 

Joe McCorriston

August 23, 2018

Course taken: Level 3 Music & HNC Music

Callum Smylie

August 15, 2018

Apprenticeship taken: Warehouse and Logistics Level 2 

Caitlin Williams

August 09, 2018

Course taken: Business and Enterprise Level 3 

Holly Eva Rouse

July 23, 2018

Course taken: Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma

George Mundy

June 13, 2018

Apprenticeships taken: Level 2 Bench Joinery Apprenticeship & Level 3 Bench Joinery Appren

Samuel Orchard

June 13, 2018

Apprenticeships taken: Joinery Bench Level 1, Level 2  and Level 3 

Kyle Davies

June 13, 2018

Course taken: Plumbing Level 2

Kelly Murgatroyd

June 04, 2018

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

Sam Wilson

May 31, 2018

Courses taken: Level 3 Animal Care & HNC Animal Welfare & Behaviour

Zoe Fox

May 16, 2018

Course taken: Animal Welfare and behaviour HNC

Tegan Davies

May 16, 2018

Course taken: HNC Level 4 Animal Welfare & Behaviour

Sarah Pollard

May 16, 2018

Course taken: Animal Welfare & Behaviour HNC

Eleanor Bain

May 16, 2018

Course taken: HNC Animal Welfare and Behaviour

Karisha Young

May 09, 2018

Course taken: Public Services Level 3

Ashleigh Cartledge

May 09, 2018

Courses taken: Beauty Therapy Level 2 & Level 3

Michelle McDermott

May 09, 2018

Courses taken: Beauty Therapy Level 3 and Hairdressing Level 3

Ilsa Darby

May 02, 2018

Course taken: Aspire to Performing Arts

Sophie Santon

April 26, 2018

Course taken: Level 3 Engineering

Dagan Jackson

April 17, 2018

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

Amandeep Kaur

March 16, 2018

Course taken: Aspire Pathway to Business and Retail

Dayna Cannon

March 09, 2018

Courses taken: Air Cabin Crew Level 2 & Travel and Tourism Level 2 

Scott Fairweather

March 08, 2018

Head Chef at The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale

Daniel Postlethwaite

February 27, 2018

Courses taken: National Diploma in Sport & Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

Jennifer Keane

February 27, 2018

Course taken: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Joe Holliman

February 23, 2018

Courses taken: BTEC Level 3 Sport, Foundation Degree Sports Coaching & PGCE

Bethany Hadwin

February 23, 2018

Course taken: BTEC Level 3 Sport

Jonathan Timmis

February 14, 2018

Course taken: BTEC Business Studies

Chelsea Ainsley

February 01, 2018

Course taken: Public Services Level 3

Richard Johnson

February 01, 2018

Course taken: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport 

Danielle Maloney (Denby)

January 31, 2018

Courses taken: Level 3 Sport & Level 3 Sport Science

Julie Roseanne Pal

January 31, 2018

Course taken: AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting

Wioleta Bernal

January 18, 2018

Course taken: Public Services HND Level 5 

Ocean Heward-Wearing

January 18, 2018

Course taken: Public Services HNC Level 4 

Megan Dunham

January 18, 2018

Course taken: Public Services HND Level 5 

Fiona Conroy

January 18, 2018

Course taken: Public Services HNC Level 4  

Casey Knowles

January 18, 2018

Course taken: Public Services HND Level 5 

Lee Jackson

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Public Services Level 3 

Kerry Garnett

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Public Services Level 3

Hannah Gosling

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Public Services Level 3 

Zachariah Rogers

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Electrical Installation Level 2

Will McLean

January 17, 2018

Apprenticeship taken: Joinery Level 2

Siobhan Fagan

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Electrical Installation Level 2

Matt Smith

January 17, 2018

Apprenticeship taken: Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

Lucas Bentley

January 17, 2018

Apprenticeship taken: Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

Josh Clayton

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Level 1 Multiskills

Jake Dickson

January 17, 2018

Apprenticeship taken: Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

Harry Procter

January 17, 2018

Course taken: Electrical Installation Level 2

Aidan Saunders

January 17, 2018

Apprenticeship taken: Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

Ella MacAdam

January 16, 2018

Course taken: Air Cabin Crew Level 2 

Callum Kelly

January 16, 2018

Course taken: Air Cabin Crew Level 2 

Chloe Halhead

December 15, 2017

Course taken: Sports Coaching HND Level 5 

Edward Brownell

December 12, 2017

Course taken: Sport Level 3

Olivia Rowlands

October 23, 2017

Courses taken: Health & Social Care Level 3 & The NHS Cadet Course

Kate Wells

October 09, 2017

Apprenticeship taken: Business Administration NVQ Level 2 Diploma

Charlotte James

October 09, 2017

Courses taken: Travel & Tourism Level 2 & Air Cabin Crew Level 2

Rachel Groundwater

October 09, 2017

Courses taken: Travel & Tourism Level 2 & Air Cabin Crew Level 2

Jack Marland

August 31, 2017

Course taken: Business and Enterprise Level 3

Mark Jenkins

June 29, 2017

Course taken: Art & Design Level 3

Anya Rands-Trevor

June 28, 2017

Course taken: Sports Coaching HND Level 5

Liam Matthews

June 28, 2017

Courses taken: Sports Science Level 3, Sport Level 3 and Sports Coaching HND Level 5&

Daniel McMillan

June 23, 2017

Apprenticeship taken: Health & Social Care Level 3

Natasha Currey

June 19, 2017

Course taken: Hairdressing Level 2

Galina Begeza

June 19, 2017

Course taken: Hairdressing Level 2

Coral Cunliffe

June 19, 2017

Course taken: Level 2 Vehicle Fitting Operations

Katelynn Louise Ward

June 19, 2017

Course taken: Level 2 Vehicle Fitting Operations

Liam Andrews

June 19, 2017

Course taken: Level 2 Vehicle Fitting Operations

Jake Brown

June 19, 2017

Course taken: Level 2 Vehicle Fitting Operations

Courtney Baines

June 09, 2017

Courses taken: Level 1 Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector & Level 2 Beauty Therapy

Heather Westworth

May 24, 2017

Course taken: Engineering Level 3

Amber Kitching

May 24, 2017

Course taken: Level 2 Vehicle Fitting Operations

Damien Gates

May 23, 2017

Course taken: Electrical Installation Level 3

Alex Barnes

May 23, 2017

Course taken: Electrical Installation Level 3

Robyn James

May 10, 2017

Course taken: HND Level 4 in Health & Social Care

Louise Buchanan

May 10, 2017

Courses taken: Travel & Tourism Level 2 and Travel & Tourism Level 3 

Dale Hargan

April 25, 2017

Course taken: Sports Coaching Level 3 

Hannah Williamson

April 25, 2017

Course taken: Sport Level 3 

Lewis Beamer

April 25, 2017

Apprenticeship taken: Level 3 Business Administration

Katie Pickles

April 25, 2017

Course taken: HNC Level 4 Music

Roy Samuel Clark

April 25, 2017

Courses taken: Level 2, Level 3, HNC Level 4 & HND Level 5 music

Tom Louis Mulliner

April 25, 2017

Courses taken: Level 2, Level 3, HNC Level 4 & HND Level 5 Music

Ben Woods

March 30, 2017

Apprenticeship taken: Level 3 Plumbing

Khan Puffett

March 21, 2017

Apprenticeship taken at: Level 2 and Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery

Jonathan Forrest

March 21, 2017

Apprenticeship taken: Level 2 and Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery

Jake Woof

March 21, 2017

Apprenticeship taken: Level 2 and Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery

Brad Whalley

March 21, 2017

Apprenticeship taken: Level 3 Carpentry & Joinery

Joshua Brently

March 21, 2017

Courses taken: Level 1 and Level 2 Brickwork

Andre Vidal

March 21, 2017

Courses taken: Level 1 Multi Skills and Level 2 Brickwork

Chloe King

March 21, 2017

Course taken: Children’s Play, Learning & Development Level 3

Josh Dent

March 09, 2017

Course taken: BTEC Level 3 Sport

Callum Metcalf

March 07, 2017

Apprenticeship taken: Level 2 Fabrication and Welding

Darcy McCreadie

February 02, 2017

Course taken: Air Cabin Crew Level 2 

Fiona Finnigan

February 02, 2017

Apprenticeship taken: Carpentry and Joinery Level 2

Jack Mottershead

February 02, 2017

Apprenticeship taken: Carpentry & Joinery Level 2

Beth Lawton

December 19, 2016

Apprenticeship taken: Business Administration Level 3

Emily Knight

December 07, 2016

Course taken: Business and Enterprise Level 3 

Stephen Mossop

November 30, 2016

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Sarah Earl

November 30, 2016

Course taken: Sport Level 3

Sarah Croasdale

November 30, 2016

Course taken: Health & Social Care Level 3

Matthew Bainbridge

November 30, 2016

Course taken: Sport Level 3 

Drew Farr

November 29, 2016

Courses taken: Animal Care Level 2 & Animal Management Level 3

Cody Lamb

November 29, 2016

Course taken: Aspire to Traineeship/Apprenticeship 

Chloe Greenhow

November 29, 2016

Course taken: Health & Social Care Level 3

Ashley James Parsons

November 29, 2016

Courses taken: Animal Management Level 3 & Business and Enterprise Level 3

Andrew Davis

November 29, 2016

Course taken: Travel & Tourism Level 3 

Amy Boatwright

November 29, 2016

Course taken: Level 3 Specialist Make Up

Seaneen Price

November 24, 2016

Course Taken:  Art and Design Level 2 & Art and Design Foundation

Sherrell Smith

November 01, 2016

Course taken: Access to Nursing 

Rachel Brockbank

November 01, 2016

Course taken: Access to Nursing 

Joanne Abbott

November 01, 2016

Course taken: Access to Higher Education 

Felicity Huyton

November 01, 2016

Course taken: Access to Social Science 

Danielle Hillman

November 01, 2016

Course taken: Access to Higher Education 

Chris McMurray

November 01, 2016

Course taken: Access to Higher Education 

Michelle Pye

October 27, 2016

Course taken: Access to Higher Education 

Hayley Martin

October 27, 2016

Apprenticeship taken: Beauty Therapy Level 1 & Level 2

Angel Byram

October 27, 2016

Courses taken: Level 1 Multiskills, Level 1 and Level 2 Brickwork
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