Abigail Phipps

Tell us about yourself

I am still at School and found out about FutureChef from my Food Technology Teacher.

Since getting involved with Springboard and FutureChef has your life changed?

It has introduced me to a new pathway for jobs when I am older. I have met some great people on my journey through FutureChef, and I’ve had some amazing opportunities and experience that wouldn’t of been possible without FutureChef.

I have worked with my mentor during a busy evening shift at The Moat House Stafford and will be supporting the Chariman of the BCF, Matt Davies at the Staffordshire Food Festival.

What are you doing now?

I am currently studying at Kingsmead Secondary School.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Leaving Schools and possibly following a career in hospitality.

What tips or advice would you give someone considering their career options/being involved in FutureChef?

Enjoy it and have fun, make the most of the experience! If something goes wrong, don’t panic and be organised.