Alexandra Jones, lecturer at Westminster Kingsway College

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Editor 11th August 2016

Chef Career Advice

Based on her extensive experience working within the Culinary Education Industry, Program manager, Alexandra Jones offers her advice to aspiring Chefs in an attempt to help them on their journey up the career ladder:

I'm Alexander Jones, I'm the program manager for the full time and professional Chef Courses. A young Chef from the industry can really expect a hugely diverse industry with vast expanse opportunities available to them at home and internationally. It's just a very diverse subject area, any young Chef that's about to leave here at Westminster Kingsway we always say don't put off getting that job lots of them will have choices, you might have two or three and were quite happy to sit down and discuss those options go for the hardest highest possible jobs that you can aim for and put everything into it and don't even think of less than a year within the industry.

The best bit of careers advice I guess was from somebody that knew my personality and knew me really well, they obviously knew that I was going to be a manager and they steered me in that direction and It's just a very diverse subject area any young Chef that's about to leave here at Westminster Kingsway, we always say don't put off getting that job lots of them will have choices, you might have two or three and were quite happy to sit down and discuss those options go for the hardest highest possible jobs that you can aim for and put everything into it and don't even think of less than a year within the industry. The best bit of careers advice I guess was from somebody that knew my personality and knew me really well, they obviously knew that I was going to be a manager and they steered me in that direction.

Chef Career Advice

Based on her extensive experience working within culinary education, Program Manager Alexander Jones offers her advice to aspiring Chefs in an attempt to help them on their journey up the career ladder:

The best bit of careers advice I guess was from somebody that knew my personality and knew me really well, they obviously knew that I was going to be a manager and they steered me in that direction and it's led me to where I am today, you know what I’m really looking for and what makes them stand out is themselves how they present themselves their personality and I guess at the end of the day this is a service industry and if it comes naturally wanting to please others you’re ninety percent there.

The industry can expect any of our three-year program diploma Chefs being here full-time to be extremely committed, very passionate about the subject and have very high standards, hard workers and the right attitude within the kitchen and they can expect to be able to train them up and really bring them on & mould them.

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The  Staff Canteen

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Editor 11th August 2016

Alexandra Jones, lecturer at Westminster Kingsway College