"Having a career in food was always something that I wanted to do. My Level 3 Catering Course at Northampton College was amazing, it was an awesome experience. I enjoyed it so much and learnt so many skills I would do it all again without a doubt.
"To get my foot in the door, I worked at The Plough in Shutlanger as a pot washer and said I wanted to be a chef one day. That led me to doing my college course. The team were great and encouraged me to put everything I was learning into practice. I now work there full-time as a chef.
"During my third year at college I was named Chef of the Year and given the opportunity to work at Raymond Blanc’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons for a month. It was a great experience. Studying at Northampton College has opened up a lot of opportunities for me and I’m now working on launching my own cake company."