From Middlesbrough to Milan

30 January 2020

Annabell Green, a BA (Hons) Culinary Arts Management student from Middlesbrough College has gained a work placement in a 2 Michelin-starred restaurant in Milan after dazzling the judges in the Young Risotto Chef of the year competition.

Annabell, who put a last minute entry in for the competition, impressed in the regional heats at Middlesbrough College and was invited to the Grand Final to cook her dish for the judges.

Annabel, who was just one of eight finalists in the competition, impressed the judges with her Thai Pork with Coconut and Lime Risotto dish, particularly impressing Fabio Pisani, a Michelin starred Italian Chef. Annabell didn’t secure the win for the competition, but judge Fabio was amazed by her entry and offered her a week long work placement in his 2 Michelin-starred restaurant in Milan.

Annabel said “I’m shocked but so excited that Fabio Pisani has asked me to go for work experience in Milan. It’s fantastic as my career goal is to become a Chef and travel abroad. I one day hope to be working on a Cruise Ship or working abroad as a Chef in a top-quality restaurant.

“The skills I have learnt on my BA (Hons) Culinary Arts Management degree at Middlesbrough College definitely helped me through the competition. I wouldn’t have got to the final stage of the competition without the knowledge my degree his given me.

“My tutor Molly kept telling me to enter the competition and I’m so glad I listened to her and put my entry in, even if it was just minutes before the deadline! The teaching on the degree at Middlesbrough College has been excellent and Molly is very supportive.

“I would definitely recommend studying for a culinary degree at Middlesbrough College if you are passionate about food. The course is a lot of fun and I’m gaining skills and experiences that will help me to achieve my career goal.”

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