Return to the Class Room


A former Leeds City College student who is now Demi Chef de Partie at Leeds Marriott Hotel is returning to his old classroom during National Apprenticeship Week to help train the next generation of chefs.

Luke Hudson, who was recruited by Marriott after the college’s 2015 careers event, will be returning to the classroom on 21 March to share his experience and explain to his predecessors just how much his career has changed since his days as a student.

Speaking about his return, Luke said: “When I was first recruited by Leeds Marriott Hotel I felt incredibly excited and inspired because it presented a massive opportunity with a reputable, international company.

“I’ve learnt so much in a short space of time and I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with this year’s students.”

The class of 15 to 20 students, who are taught a wide variety of advanced meat, game and fish dishes, will be challenged with preparing a meal using limited ingredients.

The winner of the competition, judged by their tutor and the Marriott team, will have their dish listed on the hotel’s menu for one week, while also being invited to cook their winning fare for the Leeds Marriott Hotel kitchen team.

Luke added: “The competition is a great way of demonstrating that hard work pays off and that determination is key in creating a great dish  and I’m looking forward to seeing what the next generation of chefs will bring to the table.”


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