Chloe Lloyd Hughes

Catering student Chloe followed in her family’s footsteps when she joined the College as her mother had also been taught by chef lecturer Graham Roberts on the same course. Chloe’s grandfather owned a butcher’s shop, so food and cooking have always played an influential role in her life.

As soon as she left school, Chloe knew exactly what she wanted to do, and immediately enrolled at the College to start training to become a chef. She is now in the third year of her studies, having progressed through to the Level 3 professional chef course after completing Level 1 and 3 hospitality and catering qualifications.

Chloe has found her tutors highly supportive and encouraging. As a result, she has participated in many competitions, excelling at the WorldSkills UK LIVE finals in November 2018 and winning a Gold medal for culinary arts.

Chloe said, “Taking part in the competition was a brilliant experience and I really enjoyed it. Competitions help to build your confidence and it’s great to meet so many different people. This year, as a Gold medal winner, I already qualify for the final without having to go through the heats. If I do well again, I will get the chance to be selected for the international WorldSkills competition due to be held in Shanghai in 2021.”

Chloe is set on a career as a chef and is considering going into business with one of her peers on the college course and opening a new restaurant.