Level 2 Professional Catering & Cookery student Isaac Mancini has completed his work experience at two-starred-Michelin restaurant, Marcus.
The top Knightsbridge eaterie is owned by celebrity chef Marcus Wareing and is located at five-star hotel, The Berkeley.
Isaac prepped the lunch and evening service, working closely with head chef Mark Froydenlund and embraced the opportunity. He said: “The kitchen was a high-pressured environment but I really enjoyed it. It’s been a great experience and so inspiring - I keep reminding myself it's just the beginning to a very exciting career”.
Isaac proved so impressive he was offered a job as a trainee chef. The dedicated student wishes to complete Level 3 Professional Cookery at the College first; however, he made such an impression with the team at Marcus, they have agreed to leave the position open for him.
Hospitality & Catering lecturer, Caroline Pound, is proud of the aspiring chef’s commitment. She said: “Isaac is an example of what you can achieve when you go out and get all the experience you can. He has put himself out there and asked people for the chance, and they have taken him on and given him invaluable experiences. The skills Isaac has learnt has been evident in his confidence and ability throughout the course.”
Isaac was eagerly looking for work experience opportunities to gain skills in a real-life work environment and better his employment opportunities, and he has exceeded just that with the offer of full-time work at the prestigious restaurant.
Isaac is due to return to Marcus restaurant in the summer for paid work, as well as working alongside celebrity chef Michel Roux during the Wimbledon tennis season. He will also work at Michelin-starred restaurant, The West House in Biddenden.
We wish Isaac the best of luck in what we’re sure will be a very bright and successful career!
View our Catering courses here: http://www.canterburycollege.ac.uk/subjects/catering-hospitality