Here at Chef Academy London we send our congratulations to one of our students, Alessandro Colli, for hitting the headlines and winning an award at Wimbledon!
Alessandro, the 27 year old from Italy, studied the Professional Chef Course at Chef Academy of London last year. Following the course, he started as a private chef for luxury events, specializing in meat and fish. His highlights include cooking at the AC DC concert at the Wembley Stadium and for the football matches of Arsenal, Tottenham and Fulham.
The award was not won on the tennis courts, but behind the stoves in kitchen! Alessandro (pictured with Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London) is working full time in London to cook for the professionals of the famous tournament. He is working around 15 hours each day with another 20 people to satisfy up to 2500 people.
Alessandro spoke of his experience on Radio Gold News. He said “I came to London two years ago and I attended Chef Academy of London. It’s a good experience, although very hard. I wake up at 5.15 am and begin work at 7.00 am and work until 22.30. The menu is buffet, we cannot do things to sought after as we cook for 2500 people a day. Working with 20 other cooks, everyone has their own tasks. To make you understand, it’s like what you see on Hell’s Kitchen, the level of organization is repeated like every restaurant in London. I never regret what I did, London is very difficult and not for everyone, but for me it was worth it, it has offered me the opportunities that Italy could not.” Read the article
We are extremely proud that yet another one of our students has gone on to be highly successful following studying at Chef Academy London. Alessandro was a very hardworking, passionate and dedicated student and an absolute pleasure to have on board from the development training right through to the live training. We hope that he goes on to win many more awards, and we are sure that he will.
Alessandro is one of many of our students who go onto fulfil their dreams after taking one of our courses. Do you want to follow in their footsteps? Join us at Chef Academy of London today! We offer courses for everyone to suit any level of experience and can take you up to Michelin Star level. Contact us for more information. View our Cooking courses.