Whether you fancy yourself as the next Jamie Oliver, like to produce dazzling culinary creations, or want to open the next big thing in restaurant chains, a qualification in Catering could be the right choice.
If you’re wonderful with a whisk but struggling to cook up a storm with your personal statement take a look at our example Catering personal statement to give you some ideas.
I have enjoyed cooking for as long as I can remember, having been introduced to it at an early age by my Mother who owned a successful café and tea room. For me cooking is not simply a way to feed ourselves but a way of enriching our lives and expressing our creativity.
Decorating cakes as a child allowed me to practice more delicate techniques and learn how to combine colours and presentation that is pleasing to the diner. Baking has always been a passion of mine and I hope that my time studying Catering at a higher level will allow me to develop more complex skills.
At school I excelled in Food Technology and worked towards my Basic Food Hygiene certificate in my part time job at a national restaurant chain. Formally studying cookery introduced me to established ideas about nutrition, a subject about which I have done much independent research since, particularly sports nutrition.
Outside of school I lead a very active lifestyle as a regular runner and horse rider. I often compete in horse riding at county level and having a better understanding of sports nutrition has enabled me to improve my performance.
I am a keen traveller and enjoy experiencing food from different countries and cultures. I hope to spend more time travelling in the future so I can learn different cooking styles and techniques from the countries I visit.
Whilst at university I hope to gain more practical work experience and use my already high standards of skills and knowledge to gain an entry level position in a professional kitchen. After graduating I am interested in pursuing a career in sports nutrition.