Rhys achieved City & Guilds diplomas in hospitality, professional cookery and food and beverage service on the Pathways to Apprenticeship programme before progressing to a BTEC level 3 diploma in hospitality.
During his time at college, Rhys undertook placements at the Ryder Cup 2010, Cheltenham Gold Cup, St David’s Hotel and Spa in Cardiff, Henley Music Festival at Roux on the Riverside and Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa in Bath. Michael Roux Junior was so impressed with him that he provided Rhys with one month’s work experience at La Gavroche in London. Rhys is now employed full time at Luckname Park Hotel.
“He’s a dedicated individual who thrives on learning new skills and is able to use his own initiative when carrying out tasks. I was very impressed with his prior knowledge gained through the vocational qualifications undertaken.” Hywel Jones, Executive Head Chef, Lucknam Park Hotel