James studied Professional Cookery Level 3, and now lectures on the very same course here at Barnsley College!
He told us, “I would describe college as life changing. I was unsure what career path I wanted to take; the college tutors gave us a positive direction and all the tools to succeed.
“My favourite thing was the excitement to learn new things from Professional chefs. They told us stories of their experiences and how they overcame issues, this really helped me think outside the box.
James explained that he made friends for life at the college and particularly loved working in France for two weeks on his course. “I have no doubt this fuelled my urge to travel.”