King’s Ely Chef receives cookery award

Alice Kingham with her certificate

Alice Kingham with her certificate - Credit: Archant

A trainee chef, who works at King’s Ely, has received her diploma in professional cookery.

Alice Kingham began her apprenticeship in August 2013 and attended Cambridge Regional Collage once a week while training at King’s Ely. This year, she has gained her NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery. Alice showed such dedication and enthusiasm that King’s Ely has offered her a full time position as Junior Chef De Partie and were delighted that she has joined the catering team.

Alice was part of the East Cambridgeshire Apprenticeship Scheme which helps to support local businesses and provide opportunities for young people. It forms part of the district council’s wider work to help support links between employers and secondary schools for the benefit of the district’s young people.

Cllr Steve Cheetham, Economic Development Champion at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “The East Cambridgeshire Apprenticeship Scheme has been a great success and people like Alice are a great example of the drive, determination and talent which we have in our district. We would like to invite more companies to get in touch with us as we look to extend the Scheme this year so we can help more young people into the work place to benefit us all.”

Businesses wishing to access the scheme should call 01353 665555 and ask to speak to Darren Hill in the Economic Development team or email