Designed to provide relevant work placements to Level 3 Cookery students, the programme gives applicants the opportunity to learn from the best by working alongside James and other Michelin-starred chefs.
The latest recipient was Level 3 Professional Cookery student Ellie Tuttle. Remember her name, she’s a rising star: she was also the first female winner of the Copper Saucepan Apprentice Chef of the Year competition at last year’s Beverley Food Festival, and has won gold and silver medals at Hotelympia, and a silver medal at last year’s WorldSkills regional finals.
James says: “I created the Yorkshire Chef Certificate to help aspiring chefs and to encourage hospitality employers to engage more with colleges. The programme allows students to gain an extra layer of knowledge and work experience, in addition to what they receive at college.
"Ellie has great skills and a real passion for pastry work and confectionery: I wish her success in her future career.”