Rickinghall student hopes award win can help cook up future career

Jamie Moxon (right) with award sponsor Paul Field from Sodexo. ANL-160907-141447001
Jamie Moxon (right) with award sponsor Paul Field from Sodexo. ANL-160907-141447001
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A hospitality and catering student from Rickinghall hopes a recent prize award can be a “stepping stone” to his potential future career.

Jamie Moxon, 18, was named Outstanding Hospitality and Catering Student of the Year at West Suffolk College’s Celebration of Achievement awards on Monday night.

I have always wanted to be a chef so this has been a great stepping stone for me.

Jamie Moxon

Jamie, who studied for a Professional Cookery Level 2 diploma, was praised for having a “positive attitude” and a “can do approach.”

He said: “I was pretty surprised when I was told I had been put forward – let alone to win it. I am really pleased and proud. I have really enjoyed the course and it has been great working with all my fellow students and the staff.

“I have always wanted to be a chef so this has been a great stepping stone for me.”

Course tutor Mark Suddes added: “Jamie has grown throughout his studies from a timid, shy individual to a confident, outgoing and vivacious student.

“His positive attitude and can do approach has had an instrumental effect on his peer group.

“He has challenged himself throughout his qualification with a dynamic personality.”

Jamie is due to continue his studies at West Suffolk College, studying for Level 3 Advanced Level Technical Diploma in Food and Beverage Operations. More than 300 people attended the event at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds.