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Tower Hamlets College student celebrates securing chef's position at top London restaurant

Catering student David Mzioued, 20, from Bow, is celebrating today after being offered a full-time position as a chef de partie at the Palm Court Brasserie based in lively Covent Garden, in the heart of London’s world famous theatre land.

David, who also has Aspergers, has recently completed a placement there, as part of his Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery Diploma at Tower Hamlets College.  He will start his new job in July once his course finishes and will prepare starters and desserts including popular and iconic desserts like Eton Mess and Crème Brulee, at the busy and popular London restaurant.

He started at the College in 2010 as a student on an entry level skills for work course and has progressed each year up to the level 3 Cookery Diploma. David was also awarded the College’s Young Learner of the Year award in 2012 in recognition of his progress.

Speaking about his success David said:

“I am really pleased to be offered this job. I have enjoyed my placement with the team and can’t wait to start full-time in July and want to thank the College for all their help and support.”

Charlene Butler, a Catering Lecturer at the College said:

‘I have known David since he first came to the College and it has been so rewarding to see him progress over the last few years. He has been a good student with lots of drive and enthusiasm and I am sure he will be a great success in his new job at the Palm Court.”

Pierre Chie, Head Chef at the Palm Court Brasserie said:

“From the time David started he fitted well into the environment. It is suitable for him and he likes the place. He has fitted well into the team. I was impressed by his determination and commitment, something I look for in all my chefs.”

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