A student at Llandrillo College in north Wales has won the Institute for Travel & Tourism's Hospitality Student of the Year Award, and the prize of a days work experience at Michelin-starred Burlington restaurant at Devonshire Arms Hotel in Yorkshire.
Jonathan Davies, who gained a degree in IT before enrolling on professional cooking courses, collected his award at a ceremony in the House of Commons. As well as a days experience in head chef Steve Smith's team at the Burlington, Davies wins £500 worth of kitchen equipment.
Smith said "We are all looking forward to working with Jonathan. He is an outstanding student and has already worked in some well-known kitchens. I'm sure he will be a very useful addition to our team."
The award, which is presented each year by industry body the Institute for Travel & Tourism, rewards outstanding technical achievement in the hospitality sector.
By Tom Vaughan
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