Chef cooks himself up a bright future...

Michael Humble with Stephen Bulmer at Swinton Park
Michael Humble with Stephen Bulmer at Swinton Park

A teenage Buckingham chef has gained a position in a prestigious UK cookery school, under the former owner of Winslow’s Brook Hall Cookery School Stephen Bulmer.

Talented Michael Humble, aged 17, achieved a distinction in his BTEC extended certificate in hospitality at the Buckingham School, where food technology teacher Carol Gibson-Smith said he was “an absolute pleasure to teach”.

Michael Humble receives his Professional Chef of the Year award from Julie Murrell, head of human resources at  Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons

Michael Humble receives his Professional Chef of the Year award from Julie Murrell, head of human resources at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons

He studied for an NVQ level 2 in catering at Milton Keynes College, where he won the Professional Chef Of The Year Award, with a prize of a week’s work experience at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons near Thame.

Lead hospitality teacherTony Oxley said: “He will be a very good professional chef to watch out for in the future.”

After impressing Stephen Bulmer, who is now chef director at Swinton Park Cookery School in Yorkshire, Michael has recently taken up a permanent post as cookery school assistant at the venue made famous by TV personality Rosemary Shrager.