Mick Burke, Deputy Head of Learning for Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, at The Sheffield College’s City campus on Granville Road, has been shortlisted in the education and training category of the Cateys Awards.
Mick has taught 1000s of trainee chefs during his 37-year tenure at the College and is constantly developing innovative training programmes for students as well as the industry.
He said: “These awards are the equivalent of the Oscars for the catering industry and I am honoured to have made the shortlist.”
Organised by The Caterer magazine, the awards celebrate the achievements of the best people, places and businesses in the hospitality industry.
The winners will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on July 5th. For more information, visit www.cateys.com
Mick trained in the UK, France and Switzerland including Claridges Hotel in London, before moving into teaching. He is one of two Fellows of the Master Chefs of Great Britain in education nationally, and has co-authored a book on patisserie.
The College catering team has won many awards and built strong connections to industry leading to work placements and jobs for their students.
Heather Smith, Principal, The Sheffield College said: “Mick has been hugely influential in establishing the College as one of the country’s best for training the next generation of catering talent. This national recognition is testament to that.”
The Sheffield College’s City campus is a modern multi-million facility with a state-of-the-art catering wing and the latest industry standard equipment.
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