Daisy Street wins Catering Apprentice of the Year Award

Daisy started at St Anne’s College in August 2017 as an apprentice chef.  For anyone making the transition from school or college direct to a working environment, the step-up can be daunting and demanding.  Indeed, Daisy would be the first to admit that getting used to the exacting standards, high pressure and long hours that are all associated with life as a chef, provided some real challenges.  However, after a tricky start, and with encouragement from the team around her, Daisy has developed into an extremely promising young chef.  She completed her apprenticeship and started as our 4th chef in Michaelmas Term 2018. Most recently she was nominated for and won Catering Apprentice of the Year by the Freemen of the City of Oxford; the award ceremony took place on Thursday 14 March. For the nomination process, our Deputy Head Chef, Andrew Castle, noted that “[Daisy] has improved beyond all recognition since starting her apprenticeship at St Anne’s College.  Gone is the shy and quiet individual, replaced by a confident, professional and talented young chef.  She is a credit to herself and the whole of the catering team here that have contributed to her development.  All of the team at St Anne’s are proud of her achievements.  She has gone from someone who was inspired by other team members to someone who know inspires others around her.”

Daisy is extremely hardworking in a profession that can often be challenging and pressurised; she has learnt to take this all in her stride and the senior chef team at St Anne’s predict a bright and rewarding future career for Daisy.  St Anne’s congratulates Daisy on her hard work and on being shortlisted for this award.