Jessica Simmons

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Culinary Arts Management BA (Hons)

The atmosphere at UCB is like nowhere I have ever been. The lecturers take such interest and pride in their students and are so passionate about what they teach. They are there whenever you need them and the campus in general is such a homely place. The classes are small, so it makes things more personal and it’s easier to learn and get involved in your education.  

I chose to study Culinary Arts Management at UCB for two reasons: the practical elements it offered and the opportunity to do a placement abroad. I went to Greenwich Country Club in Connecticut, USA and it was fantastic. 

Right now, I have a number of things on the go. For one, I work as a food blogger at the award-winning www.nourishingjessica.com. I also work as the events manager for The Health Bloggers Community where I contact brands and pitch to them to sponsor us and try and make each event beneficial for everyone. I also do a lot of freelance work, recipe development and food writing and photography. I hope to become a food writer as I have been featured in the BBC Good Food magazine a few times. A book may be on the horizon, too – watch this space! 

My advice for students considering taking this course is to just go for it. Taking this course is the best thing I ever did. Work hard, and if you want something don't be afraid of going for it. A lot of people laughed when I first started my blog, but now I am an award-winning blogger. Don't be afraid of reaching for opportunities, because if you don't ask, you don't get! 

 

"Taking this course is the best thing I ever did. Work hard, and if you want something don't be afraid of going for it."

Jessica Simmons
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