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Doncaster College student to represent UK at European cook-off

The United Kingdom will be represented at a prestigious European culinary contest by a talented graduate of Doncaster College.

Nineteen-year-old Billy Frost from Haworth, who trained as a chef at the South Yorkshire campus, won the student category at the prestigious Escoffier Challenge National Final at the Cordon Bleu Catering School in London.

The competition is run by the Association Culinaire Francaise and is held throughout Europe, allowing both students and professional chefs to compete in a range of categories.

Mr Frost studied a BTEC level 3 Hospitality and Catering course at Doncaster College, and now works as a chef in Goole, Yorkshire. He won the North West heat in Greater Manchester to join fellow student chefs at the London final and will represent the UK at the European final in Belgium in 2011.

Doncaster College is one of the largest providers of further and higher education in the region with over 500 full and part-time courses.

With Colleges Week 2010 currently taking place throughout the country under the slogan ‘Your future, your choice’, it aims to inform students about suitable routes to further education.

Fittingly, Mr Frost, who has also worked at the Ritz Hotel in London, hopes to open his own restaurant within the next ten years.

Colleges Week 2010 runs from November 8-14.

James Carew

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