26th September 2017
Congratulations to York College apprentice Wojciech Sukiennik on winning the Young Chef competition at the York Food Festival this year.
Wojciech, aged 20, came to the UK two years ago and is an apprentice chef at the Star Inn the City in York. After an initial job at Pizza Hut, Wojciech started working at the Star Inn the City as a Kitchen Assistant, progressing to Commis Chef and now Chef De Partie. During this time he completed his Level 2 Professional Cookery Apprenticeship and he is currently studying the Level 3 Professional Cookery Apprenticeship qualification.
Matthew Hunter, Director of Operations at the Star Inn the City is delighted for Wojciech saying his success is down to: "his hardworking nature and tenacity - and of course his new found love of teaching himself the Yorkshire dialect!, He adds: "We are incredibly proud of Woj for being announced the winner of York’s Young Chef Competition. He worked very hard practicing his dishes. The dishes he prepared not only represented our style, using local ingredients, but also showed off his skills and his own interpretation of the brief.”
York College tutor Suzanne Barwick is proud of Wojciech’s achievements: “He is such a great student, always so enthusiastic and motivated to learn. He’s like a sponge, soaking up information and using his creative flair to produce really lovely cooking. I am so pleased he’s had a platform to show off his skills and gain recognition for his hard work.”
Wojciech in the kitchens at York College