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The Chefs’ Forum all set for exciting masterclasses at Bradford College

A nationwide masterchef network will return to Bradford College this year, continuing to enhance the curriculum on offer to hospitality and catering students.


As part of our partnership with The Chefs’ Forum, a number of exceptional chefs will join us at David Hockney Building to deliver expert sessions in various specialities throughout 2023/24.

The Chefs’ Forum itself, based in Bristol, sees some of the UK’s finest culinary artists work with colleges to inspire and nurture the next generation of budding chefs. At the heart of the organisation lie the aims to mentor, share ideas, motivate, nurture and inspire the talent of tomorrow.

Director of The Chefs’ Forum, Catherine Farinha, said this about their continued relationship with Bradford College: “I’m full of praise for Bradford College. It’s really great for the students and local schools to be able to see details of upcoming masterclasses and who is going to be visiting the College to teach.

“The Chefs’ Forum Academy brings in top local chefs to enhance the experience of students and prepare them for real kitchen experiences. This coming academic year is going to be really exciting and we can’t wait to see how our visiting chefs get on when they bring in their specialist knowledge and subject-specific expertise to Level 3 Professional Cookery students.”

a catering tutor assisting a catering student in the kitchen as they prepare meals for guests

The full line-up sees 7 experienced chefs, including a couple of Masterchef Professionals finalists, pay a visit to our campus and industry standard teaching facilities.

  • Sandor Bagameri [Stir Bakery] – Continental Bread Masterclass
  • Lloyd Hesom [United Chefs] – Fish Masterclass
  • Jack Holden [Fodder Harrogate] – Lamb Butchery Masterclass
  • Chef Ru [Masterchef 2022] – Vegetarian Dish Masterclass
  • Exose Grant [Masterchef 2019] – Pasta Shapes and Pasta Masterclass
  • Michelle Gillott [SOSA] – Molecular Gastronomy Masterclass
  • Kevin Kindland [The Pledwick] – Fine Dining Masterclass

This series of masterclasses is available to all students undertaking our Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery, as well as students progressing from Level 2 onto this Level 3.

Vice Principal for Recruitment & Communications, Sarah Towan, added this: “Our partnership with the Chefs’ Forum gives our learners the chance to gain first hand industry experience of the highest calibre.

“Working with The Chefs’ Forum Academy allows us to bring chefs, and other leaders in the hospitality industry across the UK, into College to share their expertise and insight. This can open eyes to national and global careers, inspiring students to great futures.”

Aside from the cooking, The Chefs’ Forum is a leading food service marketing platform and networking group. The individuals who make up the Forum are chefs with a wealth of professional expertise, recognised with prestigious ‘foodie’ accolades such as Michelin Stars, AA Rosettes and Good Food Guide cooking scores.

To read more about the Level 3 course in Professional Cookery and how to apply, please visit our Level 3 Professional Cookery course.

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The Chefs’ Forum Masterclass schedule

Published: 16th August 2023
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