I’m a second chef at Ysgol Aberconwy, Conwy, Wales
Started at Sodexo: April 2009
Home is: Colwyn Bay, Wales
Favourite part of UK: Llangollen, North Wales – because there is plenty of white water for canoeing.
Q. Outline a typical day for us.
A. I start my shift at 8.00am sharp and my first task it to fill the sanitizer bottles. I then serve on the counter at school breaktime and head straight into lunch from there, assisting the head cook in all food preparation. We clean down the kitchen before clocking off at 2pm and when I get home I like to have a cup of tea and head into the garage to work on my son’s car – he competes in Autograss Racing during the season and has a very well used Nissan Micra that needs a lot of help.
Q. Tell us a task that you do at work everyday.
A. Make pizza from scratch.
Q. What piece of kitchen equipment can’t you live without?
A. The kettle. Oh and Cheryl, the cook in charge.
Q. What is your favourite kind of food to cook?
A. I love cooking stir fries, and the pupils really enjoy them too.
Q. If you could cook alongside any professional chef, who would it be and why?
A. Gordon Ramsay, to see if I could still manage a busy a la carte service.
Q. What would be the soundtrack to your everyday work for Sodexo?
A. Let Her Go by Passenger
Q. Tell us something about Colwyn Bay that makes it special.
A. The location. Whatever you want to do or see – mountains, countryside, sea, rivers – Colwyn Bay has everything close by.