Winner – Louise Roberts – Profile

Posted on 28 July, 2015

Louise Roberts

Chef Stagiaire 2015 – Winner

Louise left school in 2010 to pursue an NVQ Level 1 in Professional Cookery at her local Catering College in Romford, Essex.

On completion of the course, Louise joined the Springboard Summer School Program where she spent 2 informative and interesting weeks at the 5* luxury Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel in Marble Arch.

Following that Louise was lucky enough to be accepted onto an Apprenticeship scheme with Lexington Catering, where her first assignment was at the University of West London.

Lexington encourage their Apprentices to work through multiple client sites to enable them to learn a wide variety of techniques and styles, ensuring they get a complete formal catering education, setting them up for the future in the best way possible. As such Louise worked at clients such as Coca Cola Head Office, Mann Group and Knight Frank, Baker Street, among others.

Louise continues to thoroughly enjoy her job at Lexington, having served for 4 years now. Louise was proud to complete her apprenticeship last year and is now regarded as a fully-fledged and dedicated member of the Lexington team.

We expect this list to grow over the next few years [!], but so far Louise has achieved the following:

Apprentice of the Year – Craft Guild of Chefs 2014

Craft Guild of Chefs – Finalist twice in the Graduate Award

Gold Best In Class, Silver Best In Class, Bronze Best In Class at Hotelympia and The Hospitality Show

NVQ level 2 & 3 in Professional Cookery

Royal Academy Of Culinary Arts – graduated with Distinction 2014

Royal Acadmey of Culinary Arts – Scholar of the Year 2014

Apprentice of the year 2012 & 2013 – Lexington Catering

Apprentice of the year for London Loves Business  2014

As well as being an enthusiastic and lively member of her Lexington team at work, Louise also finds time to help her Mother and Brother care for her Grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s, in her home town of Romford, Essex.

We wish Louise all the very best for her career and hope she thoroughly enjoys her prize trip to work with Head Chef Claude le-Tohic of 3 Michelin star Joel Robuchon, MGM Grand, Las Vegas and then onto the amazing Six Senses Zighy Bay in Oman to work under Executive Head Chef Richard Lee and his team.

Incredibly well done Louise. Thank you for your hard work.

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