Miranda Godfrey, lecturer in Culinary Arts

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Chef Career Advice

Based on her extensive experience working within the Culinary Education Industry, Course Coordinator, Miranda Godfrey offers her advice to aspiring Chefs in an attempt to help them on their journey up the career ladder:

My name is Miranda Godfrey, I am the Course Co-ordinator for the international culinary arts diploma course.

The advice that I would give to students leaving college and going out to seek working in the industry is to always come back to us for advice, we have a huge amount of alumni within our London restaurants and hotels and we always have contacts. We would you know find the place you want to work, then come back at we will help if we can to get you to the places you want.

Young Chefs would expect from the industry still a lot of hard work, I do believe but there is a lot more opportunities nowadays for Chefs in industries than there were say 10 years ago. There is a lot more opportunities in development areas, food styling and other opportunities apart from restaurants and hotels.

The best piece of advice I have ever been given was when I first came to London and I was a Commis Chef and I was looking as though as I wasn't doing much in the kitchen and the Sous Chef came up to me and said make sure that you are always busy, otherwise you will be given a job to do, I am looking for enthusiasm, passion for what they do the love of cooking, and I don't really think you need a huge amount of qualifications to do that and follow your dreams I think industry can expect any Westminster Kingsway student to be dedicated and passionate about what they do we train to really good high standards and that's what the industry should expect to see from any of our students.

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Editor 2nd February 2017

Miranda Godfrey, lecturer in Culinary Arts