Junior chef wins star award

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AN APPRENTICE chef has clinched a ‘Star Apprentice’ title as part of a Chef Academy programme.

Jamie Blunden, who started the training programme in March, said he was thrilled with the title, which he got while working at the Langstone Hotel on Hayling Island.

The Chef Academy is run by Redefine and BDL Hotels.

Mr Blunden said: ‘I was delighted to pick up Star Apprentice after the bread-making masterclass.

‘The level of science involved in baking bread from scratch is unbelievable – I don’t think we all quite appreciated how tough it would be; but I was engrossed from start to finish.’

His general manager Clint Marsh: ‘He works exceptionally hard to make the most of his apprenticeship and is a great asset to our team.

‘Our head chef and the rest of the kitchen team enjoy working with Jamie so this accolade is very well-deserved.’