British Culinary Federation awards Loughborough College chef lecturer

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A Loughborough College chef lecturer has been presented with a prestigious award from the British Culinary Federation at a glittering ceremony.

Darren Creed received the Ken Fraser MBE Memorial Award in recognition of his work training, mentoring and encouraging young chefs to progress within the profession.

The Loughborough College Hospitality lead, who was a medal winner at last year’s International Culinary Olympics, has been a teacher for more than two decades and has supported a host of students towards national and international competition success, to work alongside some of the industry’s leading chefs and in securing prestigious positions. Emily Bucknall has moved straight from completing her course with Loughborough College to join the world-renowned, two Michelin starred Sat Bains restaurant.

“I arrived at the British Culinary Federation Awards dinner to discover I’d been nominated for the Ken Fraser award, which was a surprise in itself. But then as they started to introduce the winner it crept up on me that the career they were describing sounded like mine. Then they mentioned Loughborough College and that was it…

“When my name was announced and I was called onto the stage I was in complete and utter shock.

“I love my job and everything I do is for the students but to be recognised by the trade with a nomination alone was fantastic but then to win… it really is such an honour.”

Pictured: Loughborough College’s Darren Creed after receiving his prestigious British Culinary Federation award

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