After comprehensive craft training as a Chef and Patissier in my native country; Germany; I began a very successful career in the culinary world mainly working for over 15 years in high profile restaurants and 5 star hotels in Europe moving through the ranks from commis chef to kitchen manager. My passion for food, paired with a strong motivation to learn more and to gain more industry experience, brought me to live and work in England. My ambition always has been to become a teacher with the aim to pass on my culinary expertise and to inspire students to learn as much as they can.
After gaining valuable teaching experience in different catering colleges in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, I joined University College Birmingham in 2000. I am specialised in Culinary Arts Management (Undergraduate to master level). In addition, I enjoy teaching New Product Development, Culinary Artistry and Contemporary Patisserie.
‘Never stop learning’
Culinary Artistry & Contemporary Principles, Culinary Product Innovation & Creativity, Classical Patisserie – The Modern Way, Kitchen Management Techniques
Research interests and scholarly activity
Culinary Research & Development, Culinary Science, Food Waste Reduction and Modern Kitchen Management, Creative Gastronomy
Live Projects with Industry Partners, Culinary Competitions/Chef Training, External Examiner/Advisor
BA Culinary Arts Management Final Year Tutor
UG Dissertation Supervisor
Work Placement Mentor