“Bruce judged the FutureChef Competition 2017/2018 Havering College Local Heat, and spoke to the students in a way that not only inspired them, but resonated with them in their current situation - helping them to visualise what they could achieve in the future. Following the Local Heat, Bruce mentored the winning student Azara 15 years old to prepare and encourage her for the regional final. Azara is taking part in the competition once again this year, having had such a great mentoring experience in 2017/18.
"During Havering College local heat, Bruce met a student Max 15 years old, who was so eager to learn from Bruce that he did a work experience at the London Stadium over the summer break. Both students, Azara and Max wish to be Chefs in the future. Bruce really personifies the work that The Springboard Charity and Delaware North aim to accomplish: Inspiring and nurturing the next generation of young talents.”
Carina Jones – The Springboard Charity’s Youth Programmes Manager
The runner up for FutureChef Competition 2017/2018, Wojtek was joined by 2 of his teachers to attend 2018 Capital FM Summer Ball in the Delaware North Box at Wembley Stadium. Wojtek did a work placement in the VIP area before the concert, shadowing Head of Culinary Harry Lomas. It was a great opportunity for Wojtek to see the back of house area and experience the running of the kitchens and operations during a concert day, which supported his education further.
“Karen and I just wanted to thank Delaware North team for the welcome and hospitality we received on Saturday. We had an amazing time. Neither of us had been at such an event before and thought it was magical – even although we were not very familiar with the acts or the music! The atmosphere was incredible. Everyone we met was so friendly, helpful and the food was delicious. I think we were probably quite greedy, as we had to have a bit of everything! We will all remember this weekend for a long time.” Sheila, Wojtek’s teacher
FutureChef Competition 2018/2019
A number of our chefs are booked to judge and mentor during the FutureChef competition next year, we look forward to hearing success stories from Gary Foakes, Ellias Carr and Harry Lomas.