It was my fervent wish to get out of the country, see the world, have a little bit of adventure, and see what opportunities lies behind all the islands that surround me. When I had the chance, I grabbed it straight away and booked my ticket to the UK.

Time flies, it was just July 2009 when I first stepped foot in this country. I can’t believe I’m almost finished with my 2 year course VRQ Level 2/3 in Professional Catering. It felt so recent when I just came, studied and moulded myself with the English Language and found a job as a Kitchen Porter in one of the hotels in Bournemouth. It all started from there.

Working in the kitchen influences a lot for me to take the decision in pursuing the course; I was in a dilemma whether to enrol or not to enrol for the course. My former Head Chef used to tell me, you must do something about it. I feel blessed and dignified for choosing Bournemouth and Poole College as my mentor. All my tutors have been very helpful and passionate with the knowledge they bestowed us. They did whatever they can, for us to fully appreciate the real essence of cooking and being an eminent chef. I can never thank them enough to have fully mould and educate me for what I have achieved.

In the end, I would like to encourage everyone not to give up with their dreams or never stop dreaming. As Gloria Steinem once said “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.