Ashesh came to the UK three years ago after studying Catering at College in his home country of Nepal. He always enjoyed watching cookery shows and competitions on TV, and knew he wanted to get into the industry.
Since joining Eastleigh College Ashesh has taken part in a variety of work experience placements and industry visits which have complemented his studies. His favourite experiences so far include taking part in the Holiday Inn takeover – Ashesh also gained a 2-week work experience placement at the Holiday Inn, where he got involved in front of house service, cooking in kitchens and managing the function facilities. Ashesh also enjoyed working with Michelin star chefs at Cambridge College, which taught him how to cook a 12 course menu focussing on fish as the main ingredient.
Working with employers and talented chefs has taught Ashesh a range of skills in the Hospitality and Catering industry, but his favourite part is the cooking! Over this year Ashesh has competed in the WorldSkills regional and national competitions, where he has been required to create dishes of his own and display his culinary skills across a range of cuisines.