Mike Edwards

Mike's Profile

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Academic qualifications

MA (Distinction) Culinary Arts Management


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I studied for three years at Birmingham College of Food and gained my level 3 qualifications in kitchen and larder, and pastry. I left and travelled around the UK in fine-dining restaurants and hotels until I decided to change my career path and go into teaching.

Since I have been at University College Birmingham I have taught many subjects and levels but always stayed within the Kitchens and catering. I have had the honour of training and supporting Junior Team England to 2 European culinary competitions, 1 Culinary Olympics and 1 Culinary World Cup (6 silver medals and 1 bronze).


My main focus is teaching Culinary Arts Management and Chef Managers of the future.

I am part of the teaching team for the Masters in Culinary Arts Management- Managing Across Cultures & Culinary Innovation and Product Development

Research interests and scholarly activity

  • Areas of interest will always be around food and cookery technology.
  • New development of food concepts within the Product development field.
  • Interested in food history and the development of equipment through the years

External Engagements

British Culinary Federation

Birmingham College of Food

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