I originally studied Professional Catering Craft Diploma at BCFTCS and progressed onto the Higher National Diploma in Hospitality Management. I then went into Bars Management with Embassy Hotels. After six months I took on the additional role of Assistant Restaurant Manager. Two years later I was Restaurant and Bars Manager. During my time with Embassy I was part of the transition from Embassy Hotels to Jarvis Hotels to Ramada Jarvis Hotels. I did move over to Moat House Hotels as Restaurant and Bars Manager to experience a different venue. I then returned to Ramada Jarvis after one year with Moat House Hotels. I joined University College Birmingham in 2001. During my time at UCB I have taught on the level 3 Food and Beverage Service course; I then moved on to the Level 1 Certificate in Food and Beverage Service. I have also co-ordinated the First year Higher Education Module for practicals. In recent years I am the Programme Manager for the Level 1 Certificate in Food and Beverage Service and also the Assistant Programme Manager on the BTEC Extended Diploma in Hospitality with Events.
Hospitality Industry; Nutrition and Healthier Diets; Personal Professional Development; Level 1 Certificate in Food and Beverage Service; BTEC Extended Diploma in Hospitality; Culinary Arts Management year 1 practical module; Culinary Arts Management year 3 practical module; Tutor for BTEC group.
Research interests and scholarly activity
Currently Studying Masters in Learning and Teaching Vocational Subjects; previously completed a Bachelor of Philosophy in Hospitality.
Part of the Culinary Competition Team and Part of the Leonardo Project for overseas placement.