David Hanlon

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Academic qualifications

BA, CertFE, DipHE

Professional recognition / membership

IFL Associate member and Associate of University of Birmingham


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I studied to be a chef at Solihull Technical College, and following my studies worked in a range of restaurant and hotel kitchens.

Later, moving into management, I experienced a range of environments, including independent country hotels, bistros and bars. I then moved on to contract catering, and into the NHS as a catering manager in Oxfordshire, facilitating the implementation of a cook chill system across the region. 

I proceeded to work as a kitchen manager and development chef, and trainer for new restaurant openings within the American-themed Restaurant Division..

In 1998 I returned to education full-time and studied at University College Birmingham for a BA in Food and Retail Management , which I completed in 2000.

I joined University College Birmingham in 2002 as a lecturer in the first year of the Chef Diploma course. Moving on to teach in HE, I am now third year manager for Culinary Arts Management.


  • Global Menu Development

  • Creative Kitchen Management

  • Culinary Arts Development

  • Culinary Innovation and Product Development

  • 2020/21 - BIIAB Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery (Prep and Cooking

Research interests and scholarly activity

Undergraduate Dissertation supervisor
Postgraduate Dissertation supervisor

Birmingham College of Food

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