Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

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Placement experience (UCB)

Placement experience (UCB)

Hi everyone! Today I thought I would talk a bit about my placement year as I have recently ended my work placement at Caviar & Chips as part of my Culinary Arts Management degree. The work placement is really an essential part of the degree. I got […]

Quick and Simple Meals

Quick and Simple Meals

Hello! I hope you’re well! As we are all hopefully social distancing and staying in our houses, maybe it would be nice to have a look at some recipes and get practising some quick, easy meals in preparation for when you go back to normal everyday life. […]

Work placement

Work placement

Hi everyone! As some of you may know, I am currently in my work placement year of my Culinary Arts Management degree. I’m almost 10 months into my placement – some times were crazy busy and flew right by, a lot of challenges, new experiences and so […]

World Vegan Day

World Vegan Day

Hello everyone. Today’s topic is for all the animal lovers and environmental activists out there. As many of you have probably seen on social media, it was World Vegan Day on 1 November. A lot of people might think now: What? Veganism? That’s way too […]

Catering work placement

Catering work placement

Hello again! Another busy week on my work placement has gone by and it was a very hot week too – lovely weather for weddings but not so lovely to be in the kitchen! I spent the weekend out of Birmingham with two weddings to cater for, […]

Summer work

Summer work

Hey everyone! We are halfway through the summer holidays and three months into my work placement, so I thought I would show you some amazing places I have been to recently. At the beginning of summer I started my UCB work placement with Caviar & […]

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 […]