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Age: 18

Hometown: Lancaster

Why did you choose Kendal College?
When I came to visit the college it far exceeded my expectations so I choose Kendal College over Lancaster and Morecambe.

Is College like you had expected. If not, why?
I was expecting college to be quite stressful, I’ve found it to be much more chilled, friendly and relaxed.

What do you most enjoy about College life?
I really enjoy being able to get practical, hands-on experience in the college kitchens.

What opportunities have you had as a student at the College?
I’ve been involved in major dining events including the Cumbria Life Awards.

What is the teaching style like on your course?
It’s a very practical, fast-paced environment. We learn by doing which is great.

Can you describe a typical day at College?
Arrive for 08:30 and start prepping at 09:00 and service starts at 12:00. After this, we clean down and start prep for the evening service.

How would you describe your College experience so far?
Very enjoyable, the atmosphere is good. I’ve learnt a lot, far more than I had expected.

What are you hoping to do after College?
Work full time, then study to become a Sushi Chef in Japan.

If you could give one piece of advice to people considering College, what would it be?
Look for the best possible option, not the closest or the easiest. Take a risk, weigh up the best possible opportunity for you.