danny tompkins case study"Northampton College taught me the essentials which have stayed with me throughout my career. It gave me an understanding of the techniques and methods you need to be able to enjoy a career in catering, and also the confidence to try new things, discover new flavour combinations and put my own style on my dishes.

"I’ve had the opportunity to cook for the likes of Jay-Z and run the kitchen in an award-winning local restaurant and am now working for Earl Spencer at Althorp. In 2019 I was named ‘Chef of the Year’ in the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards. None of this would have been possible without the support and guidance I had from the team at Northampton College in the early days.

"A career in catering is hard work. It’s long hours and a lot of blood, sweat and tears but it’s totally worth it. Coming to college instilled in me a strong work ethic and the drive and determination which has stayed with me ever since. It’s the perfect place for any young chef to start their story."


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