When he first enrolled on the apprenticeship Liam was quite a reserved young man though as we progressed through the qualification he settled in and started to show real promise, coming up with his own ideas for dishes that would cover the course criteria. He shared pictures of meals he had come up with in work and talked about how he was experimenting with flavour combinations.
Liam has thrived as an apprentice all he needed was a focus and someone to help create the spark needed to be a chef. Once he got that spark, he completely changed, he’s grown from a quiet, shy boy into a confident, respectful and committed young man who now has a passion for what he does.
During the lockdown when it would have been easy to do nothing Liam put the time to good use and revised for his exams which he passed each first time with good scores.
Assessor Tony Fitzmaurice commented:
“When I first met Liam he was a quiet and shy person but he carried on and grew in confidence especially in his professional relationships. I could see at each assessment that he was more confident with others in his kitchen. As we progressed through the qualification, he really got into it and started suggesting dishes. I’ve seen an amazing transformation in Liam, I’m very proud of what he’s achieved.”