Career advice from Barry Jones, lecturer in Culinary Arts

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Chef Career Advice

Based on his extensive experience working within Culinary ArtsLecturer, Barry Jones offers her advice to aspiring Chefs in an attempt to help them on their journey up the career ladder:

Barry Jones, I'm a Chef lecturer, I've been here for 25 years.

My advice to anyone leaving college would totally commit themselves to what their doing, have a passion for what they're doing and go for it. A young Chef can expect when they enter the industry to have a wealth of guidance, skills and interest put in front of them and it's something that they should really take upon themselves in order to move forward in their chosen career.

The best advice I was given was by my father, he was in the armed forces and he said to me "if that is your choice son, do it." and 44 years later it was the right choice. When someone comes to us for a course with us what I'm looking for is for that person to be passionate about what they want to do, have a goal in their life know about what the industry's doing, know about the Head Chefs, the television Chefs and be passionate it's as simple as that. After 3 years with us as a young Chef leaving us going into that busy industry, they can expect to be properly prepared for what they're going to come up against from the work, the hours and also the temperament of the Chefs there going to encounter.

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Editor 15th September 2016

Career advice from Barry Jones, lecturer in Culinary Arts