May 22 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A YOUNG apprentice has been cooking up a storm in a two Michelin-starred kitchen.
Mia Claydon ofSudbury worked side-by-side with Tom Kerridge during a day at his award-winning pub, the Hand and Flowers in Marlow, Bucking-hamshire.
The 17-year-old, who works at the Long Melford Swan, was nominated to enjoy the experience by pub licensee Lorna Macmillan. She was one of only two apprentices across the country who were given this special opportunity.
Tom Kerridge, who was recently seen as a judge on BBC2’s The Great British Menu, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Mia into my kitchen.
“She has enormous potential and it’s wonderful to see new talent emerging from an apprenticeship scheme. Earning qualifications while learning valuable skills on the job is a great opportunity for young people.”
Mia said: “I had an incredible time. So much work goes into this kind of cooking. Spending time in the Hand and Flowers kitchen was something special and made me realise how much I want to go further as a chef.”
The day was organised by Greene King to raise the profile of apprenticeships in the hospitality industry.