David Beere

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Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement


0121 604 1000


I started working at Coombe Abbey Hotel in Coventry when the hotel first opened. At the time I was still at Henley College, Coventry, where I gained my City and Guilds 7061 and my NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery before going on to do my City and Guilds 711 pastry qualification. I worked at the hotel reaching the position of senior sous chef, before working as sous chef at Simply Simpsons in Kenilworth.

I have more than 25 years’ experience in the industry, working in a wide range of catering establishments, including high-end hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, brasseries and large volume industrial production units.

In 2016 I took a part-time position at UCB teaching in the pastry kitchen. This then turned into a full-time position in 2018.


Level 1 NVQ Food Freparation and Cooking
Level 2 NVQ Pastry
Level 3 NVQ Pastry Production

Birmingham College of Food

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