Toby cooks up a career for himself
TOBY Mosedale, 16, has secured an apprenticeship as a chef after impressing top cook Michel Roux during a work experience week at his Le Gavroche restaurant in London.
The 16-year-old Chulmleigh Community College student grabbed his opportunity to shine following a chance conversation between his mother, Hilary, and Mr Rouxâ€™s business partner.
Mrs Mosedale, a trainer in the hospitality industry, said: â€œWe met at a dinner at Claridges and he was saying how Michel was in favour of encouraging children to cook.
â€œToby has been keen on cooking all his life and he was offered a dayâ€™s work experience at Le Gavroche. That turned into a week and he was told to apply for an apprenticeship when he was old enough.
â€œHeâ€™s just finished taking his GCSEs, including Food Technology, but the apprenticeship is not dependent on his results and he will be starting in October.â€
â€œMicheel Roux is a seriously nice man - just as he is on the television - and he is passionate about the importance of teaching children how to cook.â€
Toby has built up a reputation for his cooking locally, and was the youngest chef to give demonstrations at this yearâ€™s Devon County Show.
He was offered staff accommodation
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