Skip to main content

Steven Lodge began at Hull College for one day a week in Year 10; he now works at one of the top restaurants in the area.

Why did you choose to study at Hull College?

I started in Year 10 where I came to the College once a week to do my NVQ Level 1. It was a great place to learn so I decided to continue at the College after I left school.

What did you enjoy most about studying at Hull College?

The tutors were incredibly helpful and there were opportunities to further my skills in competitions across the country, including WorldSkills.

What has been your career path up until now?

I began as a trainee chef and worked my way up. I am now a commis chef at 1884 in Hull.

What does your job involve?

Preparing and producing a wide range of meals to a high standard. Currently I work under the supervision of the chef de partie and will rotate to different sections each night.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Getting through to the WorldSkills World Final in Abu Dhabi, and being able to represent the UK on the world stage.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

I hope to open my own patisserie.

Have your studies helped you to achieve your career aims?

I believe my learning at the College has enhanced my career opportunities.

What would you say to inspire current and future students?

This is a great place to learn and will help your career.

Interested in following in Steven's footsteps? Take a look at our Catering & Hospitality courses below.

Courses

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Advanced Culinary Arts

The Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery level 3 Kitchen and larder will lead you into employment within the largest employment industry, both locally and nationally.

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Culinary Arts

You will be participating in an exciting course which will help you start your journey into the Hospitality and Catering Industry. You will be taught by leading Industry professionals who will support you’re learning throughout to make you the best you can be.

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Introduction to Culinary Skills

Do you want to be the next Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsey? Are you eager to develop your culinary skills? Then this introduction course to cookery is for you!

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Level 2 Professional Patisserie

What more could you want to enhance your already developed cookery skills that you have gained in either level 1 Culinary skills or level 2 Professional cookery courses. This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to tackle the complex world of preparing, cooking and finishing luscious desserts.

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Professional Culinary for Adults

Looking to work within the a fast paced and exciting industry? This study programme gives you the skills you need to start your career within the catering field.

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time