I originally studied in Advanced Professional Cookery. After graduating, I then went and worked at Claridge’s hotel London as a pastry chef before setting up my own catering business, specialising in fine dining, afternoon tea and celebration cakes. I then moved into the further education sector as a lecturer in patisserie and cake decoration.
I moved to University College Birmingham in 2014 as a lecturer in bakery. Since starting at UCB, I have taught further education courses in cake decoration, confectionery and bread across levels 1 to 3.
I have mentored students on work placements abroad.
For the past three years I have taught on our Bakery and Patisserie Technology degree programme in confectionery and patisserie.
I am currently lead IQA for bakery and programme manager for our Level 3 Bakery further education programme.
Level 3 Programme Manager Bakery
Level 3 Confectionery
Advanced Patisserie and Confectionery Module for Level 5 Bakery Patisserie Technology
Research interests and scholarly activity
I am currently studying a BSc in Applied Food and Nutrition.
I am a keen equestrian and have successfully competed with horses from a very young age. I am an active member of a British Riding club and sit on a committee for a not-for-profit organisation.