Declan studied Catering at Barnsley College and now works as a Chef at Beatson House.
“Collage was a full-on learning experience covering all bases of the industry. It was a career starter, a social industry plug and a place where a student’s passion and hard work paired with the willingness and knowledge of the tutors can lead to who knows what.”
He said, “I really enjoyed my course because of the advice, industry contacts and excellent teaching. The unlimited use of ingredients and high tech expensive equipment was also really great.
“During my time at College, the BCEF funded my two weeks in London whilst working at the Hilton. As I’m sure you can imagine, two-weeks accommodation, transport and food in London isn’t cheap.
“Seven-months after I left college I won a BFFF (industry) award for the work I have done. I got to celebrate the evening with former tutors and industry titans. This award shows that all the hard work I have put in to my study over the past three-years was 100% worth it!”