Lucy retrains in food to change career

Lucy carves a new food career

In Blog, Events & News by Luke Stuart0 Comments

WhitePepper student Lucy Hall has successfully launched a new food career, landing a job within weeks of graduating from the Chef Academy.

With the average person estimated to have 7 careers in their lifetime, Lucy’s story is an example of how re-training can inspire confidence and skills to begin a new career path.

Taking the leap

Lucy has taken a keen interest in food all her life, and chose to stop working where she’d been for the last 10 years. She signed up for the qualification after finding WhitePepper online. Lucy decided the time was right in her life, and was ready to take the leap. “I decided if I was ever going to make the change, I had to seize the moment.”

The unique and concise course allowed her to re-train without taking months or years out of her life, which many find isn’t possible with other commitments such as a mortgage to pay or children to look after.

Inspired, confident and skilled

Lucy came to an Open Day and decided it was the right place for her. “It had a really nice feel, I liked the style and simplicity of the place.”

The 4-week course provided a stepping stone to her new foodie venture. It has equipped her with professional-level skills, culinary experience and an internationally recognised qualification to launch a food career. “Being in a bustling kitchen environment has been really exciting. I’ve developed my skills in baking, meat and fish.”

Since finishing the course, she has completed a ski season abroad as a chalet host. She is now searching for work on a yacht as a private chef. Without the qualification behind her, she doesn’t believe her CV would have been strong enough to land the job.

Hear Lucy’s story

Ready to launch a new career?

Have you spent years in the same career? Are you ready for a change and passionate about food? WhitePepper has seen a sharp increase in the number of students re-training to start a new career in food. Whether it be to start a food business or become a top chef, many people are leaving their existing career behind and starting something new. The time has never been better to gain an internationally recognised qualification and pave the way into a new career. Find out more about the Level 2 and Level 3 courses on offer at WhitePepper. Places are limited, so please be vigilant to secure your place well in advance of the course start date. Courses are advertised up to 18 months in advance.

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