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Vegetarian Mystery Box

Vegetarian Mystery Box

One of my classes this term has been a vegetarian class, where some ingredients were ordered and we were told we had four-and-a-half hours to create three vegetarian dishes. It’s a fundamental part of where the food industry is going, with the growing awareness of allergens and […]

Tapas at Ocho, Jewellery Quarter

Tapas at Ocho, Jewellery Quarter

I recently paid a visit to the tapas restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter called Ocho. I’d wanted to visit since it opened, but after seeing ‘50% off on Wednesdays’ on one of their Instagram posts, I thought it was definitely time! Firstly, 50% off is […]

Denmark – Part 3

Denmark – Part 3

So before reading this post make sure you check out parts 1 and 2 of my Denmark trilogy entitled My placement and Downtime. This post is just going to summarise my trip and hopefully urge Level 3 chefs to apply for this opportunity. Imagine me in April 2016, […]

Denmark – Part 1

Denmark – Part 1

So over the next three weeks I will be doing a blog post trilogy on my incredible three-week trip to Denmark this summer! As part of the Erasmus Leonardo project with UCB I was selected to complete my NVQ level 3 work placement abroad. As part […]

Summertime Hi

Summertime Hi

So I hope everyone is loving their summer holidays especially in this tropical weather that seems to have swept the globe. After an absence of the UCBloggers this summer we’re back for another year at UCB. As last year’s FE college blogger I am very […]

My week with the Bocuse d’Or

My week with the Bocuse d’Or

In 1987 the chef of the century, Paul Bocuse, masterminded the Bocuse d’Or – a revolutionary cooking competition. Like major worldwide events the Olympics, Eurovision and many more, it is open to countries across the world who compete for the title. The basic premise of […]

My NVQ Level 3

My NVQ Level 3

For me, this is a very weird post to be writing. Writing this for me personally feels like the end of a year long journey. They say it’s the journey that counts, not the destination, and for me that feels true at this point in […]

Infinity food

Infinity food

To follow up from a previous post, on why you should check out the UCB library. I decided to do a post (proving that I’m not a hypocrite) about one of the books I’ve borrowed from the library. My love for books has not diminished […]

A chef’s film selection

A chef’s film selection

In the age of technology, it’s a wonder teenager’s eyes aren’t square by now as all we do night and day is look at screens. However, screens can be a great utensil for learning, and the life and learning of us chefs has, in turn, […]

Chef opportunities at UCB

Chef opportunities at UCB

As I’ve mentioned many times in previous posts (including My decision to move to UCB and The 10 differences between college and school) there are many reasons to choose to come to UCB to train to be a chef. A few of these reasons include […]