Leo Hacker

After winning Welsh FutureChef 2012 at 16, Leo represented Wales in the UK final where he was spotted by Steve Munkley, executive chef at the prestigious Royal Garden Hotel, London, and offered work experience. Within the week he was offered the opportunity to move to London for an apprenticeship and place at University of West London. Now, just 18, he is completing Level 3 Professional Cookery and impressing his tutors with his high standards and commitment.

A fluent Welsh speaker, his next project is developing a range of bilingual visual tutorials for schools and colleges in Wales.

“Leo came to college aged 16 and achieved more in one year than many other students achieve in two or more years. His future looks extremely bright and he’s a shining example of what can be achieved whilst studying a vocational course at a further education college.” Alan Ackerman, Head of Department, Cardiff and Vale College

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