Chloe Gardner Fact File
Role: Commis Chef at Stratford Manor Hotel
Apprentice: Level 3 Professional Cookery Apprentice, since
Awards: Winner of QHotels' 2016 catering competition
1. Tell us about your apprenticeship
I began my Level 3 Professional Cookery Apprenticeship with
Stratford-upon-Avon College in November 2015 and as part of that
I'm employed as a commis chef in the larder section at Stratford
Manor (one of the 26 hotels that make up the QHotels group). I
spend my time split between attending college and fulfilling my
hands-on role at the Stratford Manor.
2. What made the apprenticeship right for
I've always loved cooking and knew that's what I wanted to do.
Initially I went down the A Level route but I soon discovered that
class-based learning wasn't for me. Instead I decided to explore my
passion for cooking by becoming a chef and both the Stratford Manor
and the College are really supportive of my ambitions.
3. What has been your biggest achievement so
QHotels has offered so many opportunities for me to develop and
challenge myself. I entered, and won, the QHotels' catering
competition in 2016, which was amazing. I enjoy creating new dishes
so to have my dish win and appear on the menu at all the hotels in
the group is brilliant. QHotels also presented me with a beautiful
set of cooks' knives, a celebration party and an internship at The French at the Midland
Hotel in Manchester.
4. Where do you hope the apprenticeship will lead
My dream is to achieve a Michelin star and to one day own my own
restaurant. I'm still learning every day but my apprenticeship and
working with such highly experienced chefs at QHotels has given me
a great foundation to build on.
To find out more about the apprenticeships available or to apply
for an apprentice role, visit http://www.getintoq.co.uk/
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