Senior Chefs Have Been Reacting to the GSCE and SQA Results Day with Messages of Support

Senior chefs have been reacting to the GSCE and SQA results day with messages of support pouring in from all over the country. The Chefs’ Forum has taken an active role during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

All Academy chefs have offered dinners to groups of students at their restaurant as a reward for attending their maths and English GCSE sessions and trying their best to achieve a pass.  The increase in attendance and effort applied to their courses on last year is absolutely astounding and is evident in the excellent results achieved.

Both the Chefs’ Forum YouTube Channel and Couch to College Open Day have been extremely useful for students while they were away from school. Now chefs are sending in words of encouragement for the new intake of students as they prepare for college life and a new profession.

The Chefs’ Forum and colleges are delighted with the show of strength, support and encouragement from the Academy chefs.  Here are some of their lovely comments and messages they sent wishing students the very best for results day and the coming academic year.

Doug Crampton, Head Chef at James Martin Manchester said:

“Good luck with your exam results! It’s been great to support Manchester College Chefs’ Forum Academy this year. I was really impressed with all your skills and how enthusiastic you all are with our masterclasses. The masterclass sessions offered a prime opportunity to search out new talent and we’ve had a few students who have come to work with us as a result. Keep an eye out for events we’ve got coming up – we’ve got some great stuff and all the best for the future.”

Sam Fazackerley, Rosso Restaurant, Manchester added:

“I would like to wish the very best of luck to the students at The Manchester College.  We’re very much looking forward to delivering more guest lecturers in the college as part of The Chefs’ Forum Academy.  Huge congratulations to the college and The Chefs’ Forum for bringing us all together; it helps us find the next young talent for our kitchens and helps the students become more industry ready.  We look forward to seeing you all soon!”

Joe Bartlett, Lake Country House offered his encouragement:

“We’re sending all the luck in the world from the team at The Lake. I had a fantastic time teaching you at level 1 and 2. We did two great dishes together at Coleg Gwent – a braise and a fish dish – and you all did a fantastic job. All the hard work you put in you will then get out later so fingers crossed for your results!

“A huge thank you to chef Gavin for bringing us local chefs in and bridging that gap between students, colleges and the industry. I’m always happy to help students with work placement or even a job if you are looking. Good luck and see you soon.”

Ben Purton from Off to Work said:

“It’s been really great coming down and working at the West London College over the last year or so with you. I’ve loved cooking alongside you and I look forward to coming down to see you in the next few months when all this blows over! It’s great to be working alongside The Chefs’ Forum and everything they do for students. Good luck and give us a shout if you need anything.”

The Chefs’ Forum would like to take this opportunity to thank all chefs who send messages of encouragement to the students.

Any chefs wishing to teach in The Chefs’ Forum Academies throughout the UK should contact Academy Coordinator, Rebecca Saunders: – We need you to inspire and ignite the aspiration in the next generation.