Life at UCB through the eyes of our student bloggers

Tag: Chef

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 […]

Why should I attend an open day?

Why should I attend an open day?

So this is one for all my nervous Year 11s! As a blogger, part of my job is about endorsing UCB. But the other part is about being completely honest about my opinions. So on that note I’m going to share why I think you […]

Dating in the kitchen!

Dating in the kitchen!

As a teen girl I’m supposed to be obsessed with boys, right? Well, since I enrolled on a Professional Cookery course 90% of that has gone out of the window. As a chef I’ve become insanely focused and career driven. When my friends are all […]

College Quiz!

College Quiz!

So this week I decided to do something a little different. I’ve made a short quiz which will summarise how much you’re going to get out of the college experience! This quiz is set out with a set amount of questions where there will be […]

First year shocks!

First year shocks!

This post is for all you about to start NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery. NVQ Level 2 is all about gaining basic skills which can then be enhanced upon in Level 3 and degree level as well as industry experience. When I first started, I […]