Senior Chef Lecturer, Loughborough College.

As a senior chef lecturer, Darren has worked his way up to this position, starting on a part time basis whilst working at top end, highly recommended restaurants around the Midlands.Darren’s exciting career has seen him earn rosettes and gold ribbon awards and he’s cooked for a selection of celebrities and Royal dignitaries. He’s passionate about Hospitality and strives to pass this love of the industry on to current learners each and every year. His love for food started as a young lad cooking with his Grandad.. after a day shooting there was nothing better getting home and cooking something so fresh to eat. To this day his passion remains game and fish dishes.

Darren has competed at many competitions earning a range of medals along the way including a bronze medal at the 2016 culinary Olympics in Erfurt in Germany.

He’s been a mentor and judge on Springboards future chef programme, judges often at competition level and continues to support young aspiring chefs in the hospitality trade. Darren is an active member of, and mentor for the Craft Guild of Chefs.

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