Charlotte Thompson

Charlotte's Profile

Job title

Senior Lecturer

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons) Post Compulsory Education (First Class), DTLLS


0121 604 1000


My culinary journey began in 2001, studying Professional Cookery at the College of Food. After completing my qualification, I went on to work in a country house hotel in Buckinghamshire, catering for a 2AA Rosette Restaurant. After two years working in Buckinghamshire I made the move to London to work in the pastry kitchen at the prestigious five star Claridges Hotel. During my time there, I developed my craft skills in morning goods, chocolate, cake, afternoon tea and plated desserts to a five-star standard.

After my time in London I returned to Birmingham, securing employment at the Hyatt Regency. Whilst working at Hyatt, I had the opportunity to spend some time training in the South of France with Valrhona Chocolate School, which is where I found my passion for chocolate work. I went on to take various short courses and training with Valrhona and Callebaut Chocolate Academy. My continued professional development and passion for perfection allowed me to progress to the position of Senior Pastry Chef.

After five years of service my next career step was to teach Chocolate and Confectionery at University College Birmingham. Whilst working at UCB I completed my DTLLS Certificate in Education. Then I completed a BA (Hons) in Post Compulsory Education, graduating with a first class.



I currently teach the Confectionery module on the Level 2 Professional Bakery course.

Research Interests and Scholarly Activity

Keeping updated with current industry trends within Bakery and Patisserie.

I'm currently studying for an Internal Quality Assessment qualification.

External Engagements

Contact Lecturer for Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees.

Supporting students with completing their work at Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees.

Birmingham College of Food

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