A collaboration between
British Culinary Federation
Culinary Association Wales
Craft Guild of Chefs
Federation of Chefs Scotland
Master Chefs of Geat Britain
Royal Academy of Culinary Arts


Applied Ability Awards - Foundation Chef Award Holders

AAA FOUNDATION CHEFS

"We are pleased to recommend to the profession that the persons below have demonstrated under test conditions the professional standard expected of a capable Kitchen and Larder Chef working under supervision".

Holder Achieved Mentor Establishment
Anna Absolon Oct 2009 Justin Robinson Taberna Inn, Milford Haven
Richard Adams Sept 2009 Nico Cecchella Hotel du Vin, York
Kevin Allford Oct 2009 Chris Bason The White Horse, Bridgend
Ana Ceci Amador April 2006 Student Lakefield Training Centre
Carolus Andrews Sept 2010 Colin Manson Malmaison Hotel, Edinburgh
Ben Arnett March 2010 Janet Williams Pilgrims Tearooms, Brecon
Jo Ashworth May 2010 Martin Wrench The Holly Bush, Macclesfield
Oskar Balapkin June 2017 Russell Ford Marylebone Hotel, London
Zoltan Balog May 2010 Rhiannon Jenkins The Pumphouse, Swansea
Jon Baldock Sept 2008 Paul Nixon Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells
Claire Barrell Nov 2009 Chris Bason Lamb & Flag Inn, Abergavenny
Chris Bason March 2010   Cambrian Training Company, Welshpool
Marius Beckenham May 2007 Peter Quinion City Inn Bristol
Thomas Beckett Nov 2014 Stephen Griffiths Celtic Manor, Newport
Matt Bell May 2008 Peter Conlin Malmaison, Leeds
Daniel Bennett May 2010 Rhiannon Jenkins Salt @ The George, Swansea
James Bissett Nov 2009 Colin Manson Malmaison, Edinburgh
Martin Black Nov 2011 Mark Taylor Malmaison, Aberdeen
David Blundel Oct 2009 Alison Phillips Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, Llanwddyn
David Blunt Dec 2005 Student Westminster College
Andrew Boon April 2006 Martyn Nail Claridges Hotel
Calum Burns June 2017 Michael Ramsden Celtic Manor, Newport
John Burns May 2008 Matt Powell Malmaison, Edinburgh
Peter Brimble May 2009 Cripple Creek Inn, Raglan
Anthony Bryant May 2010 Nora Jones The Ty Mawr Arms, Cardiff
Danny Byrne April 2006 Chris Williams Harry's Restaurant, Aberystwyth
Emma Chamberlain April 2006 Karl Popple Oliver Press, Bolton
James Chatterton Oct 2009 James Horrigan Edenshine Restaurant, Afonwen
Matt Chorley Nov 2009 Adam Fargin Hotel du Vin, Winchester
Jessie-Ann Cichero May 2007 Ian Boden City Inn Birmingham
Josh Conway Sept 2008 Patrick Harness Malmaison, Birmingham
Jason Cooper April 2006 Tony Emms RAF Cosford
Gethin Cox March 2010 Chris Bason The Star Inn, Talybont
Natalie Culleton May 2007 Gerry Vincent KPMG London
Richard De Castro April 2006 Richard Hurley Defence Academy
Rob Dant Nov 2007Ben Sulston Christ's Hospital, Horsham
Ryan Dare Nov 2008 Keith Tayler Scarman House, Warkwick University
Adam Davies Nov 2008 Jo Beck Ramada Bowden Hall, Gloucester
Aerone Davies March 2009 Gaynor Davies Aberystwyth Day Centre
Dafydd Davies May 2009 Michael Green Falcondale Hotel, Lampeter
Jobe Davies November 2015 Rory McAree The Ridgeway, Newport
Amy Dennis Nov 2011 Stephen Kanaris The Windmill, Macclesfield
Ludovic Dieumegard Nov 2009 The Old Red Cow, Adpar
Craig Donaldson Sept 2009 Gerard Hyde Malmaison Hotel, Glasgow
Jaroslaw Ekiert Nov 2008 Paul Jefferys Leather Bottle, London
Matthew Elvins Sept 2007 Chris Watkins Ramada Hotel Swansea
Rory Emerson Sept 2010 Jon Parsons Hotel du Vin, Cheltenham
Ceri Evans April 2006 Orwig Davies Gwersyll Yr Urdd, Llangrannog
Dominic Evans Nov 2014 Stephen Griffiths Celtic Manor, Newport
Robert Evans Nov 2014 Stephen Griffiths Celtic Manor, Newport
Joseph Ewen May 2010 Toby Goodwin St Brides Hotel, Saundersfoot
Oliver Farrar Nov 2007Andrew Jones Claridge's Hotel, London
Neil Finnigan May 2008 Paul Smith Malmaison, Liverpool
Sam Forbes March 2009 Rhiannon Jenkins Harbourmaster Hotel, Ceredigion
Emily Foreman April 2006 Mark Errington House of Commons
Kirsty Foulston Nov 2009 Albecht Fink The Freehouse, Aberystwyth
Dean Fox Sept 2010 Colin Manson Malmaison Hotel, Edinburgh
Karen Freeman March 2009 Max Lauder Ceredigion Catering
Matthew Friswell March 2015 Stephen Griffiths Celtic Manor, Newport
Mark Froydenland April 2006 Student Le Cordon Bleu
Kate Gameson-Marzell Sept 2008 Steven Hodge Exeter University
Andrew Golding Nov 2007Andrew Jones Claridge's Hotel, London
Johan Gramsby May 2008 Peter Svanberg Malmaison, Newcastle
Mario Grech Nov 2008 Neil Falzon Hotel du Vin, Henley
Tom Greening March 2007 Gerry Vincent KPMG, London
Ben Griffiths May 2007 Ian Boden City Inn Birmingham
Joyce Griffiths May 2009 Gaynor Davies Min-y-Mor Care Home, Aberaeron
Daniel Guerin May 2010 Martyn Pool Cardiff Catering
Jayanti Gurung Nov 2009 Nathan Gadd Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel
Jay-Lynn George Dec 2005 Alan Baker Green Defence Academy
Lindsey Giese April 2006 David Bilsland Le Cordon Bleu London
Stefan Girolami Dec 2005 Student Westminster College
Jennie Hall May 2010 Chris Bason Terra Nova, Cardiff
Jonathan Hamilton Nov 2011 Daniel Mcarey Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells
Adam Handling May 2008 Peter Svanberg Malmaison, Newscastle
Chris Harnett May 2007 Peter Quinion City Inn Bristol
Kingsley Heath Sept 2010 Adam Steet Hotel du Vin, Brighton
Robert Higgins May 2008 Peter Conlin Malmaison, Leeds
James Hillier May 2009 Amanda Webb Avenance at Companies House, Cardiff
Jarda Hlavsa Sept 2008 Kevin Whiteford Malmaison, Manchester
Simon Hobbs Nov 2008 Mark Pollock Hotel du Vin, Cheltenham
John Hollins Sept 2009 Nick Turner Hotel du Vin, Birmingham
Ashley Holt May 2008 Joe Dean Hotel du Vin, Cambridge
James Hornby Dec 2005 Keith Tayler Warwick University
James Horrigan May 2009 Afon Dwyfor Training Ltd
Mike Horwood March 2009 Gaynor Davies Min-y-Mor Residential Home, Aberaeron
Alex Houghton March 2010 Wayne Roberts Castell Dendreath, Portmeirion
Robert Hunter April 2006 Derek Quelch The Goring Hotel
Gerard Hyde May 2008 Graham Digweed Malmaison, Glasgow
Agnieszka Jablonska Nov 2008 Mike Rooke Cheltenham Park Hotel
Ann Jones March 2010 Karen Armstrong Gregynog Hall, Newtown
Ben Jones March 2015 Stephen Griffiths Celtic Manor, Newport
Brenda Jones Oct 2009   Bodlondels Residential Home, Aberystwyth
Gail Jones Oct 2009 Justin Robinson Aberaeron Primary School
Nora Jones Oct 2009   Cambrian Training Company, Welshpool
James Andrew Jeffery May 2008 Paul Smith Malmaison, Liverpool
Maxine Kay Sept 2010 Bobby Weir Malmaison Hotel, Glasgow
Michael Kean Sept 2009 Marcus Lang Hotel du Vin, Bristol
Marie Kelly April 2006 Bronwen Shaw Pen Megig Arms, Aberdovey
Gail Kelsey May 2009 May Lander Ceredigion Catering, Aberystwyth
Luke Keen Nov 2011   Malmaison, Manchester
Nick Kingman May 2010 Chris Bason The Old Post, Cardiff
Daniel Knight Nov 2008 Alan White Grand Hotel, Brighton
Filip Kosin Sept 2008 Peter Conlin Malmaison, Leeds
Anneline Kotze Nov 2007David Berry Paramount Imperial, Torquay
Michal Kranjc Nov 2011 Mark Walsh Malmaison, Birmingham
Nathan Lakeman May 2008 Robert Carr Hotel du Vin, Brighton
Christopher Law Nov 2005 Michael Hodges Haileybury College
John Law May 2010 Nora Jones The Ty Mawr Arms, Cardiff
Chiannagh Lewis June 2015 Stephen Griffiths Celtic Manor, Newport
Ioan Lewis November 2016 Michael Ramsden Rose & Crown, Porthcawl
Jake Lewis November 2016 Paul Askew The Art School Restaurant, Liverpool
Jamie Lewis Nov 2009 Chris Bason Churchill's Hotel, Cardiff
Matthew Lewis Nov 2009 Chris Bason Lamb & Flag Inn, Abergavenny
Tomas Kourek Sept 2009 Rob Dant Christ's Hospital School, Horsham
Floriane Lavergne Sept 2009 Charlie Ray Hotel du Vin, Brighton
Simon Laxton April 2006 Martyn Nail Claridges Hotel
Matthew Lee Dec 2005 Keith Tayler Warwick University
Adrain Lewis Sept 2010 Adam Fargin Hotel du Vin, Winchester
Colin Lewis May 2009 Llwyn Hotel, Llanelli
Gavin Lindsay May 2008 Matt Powell Malmaison, Edinburgh
Gwen Lionel May 2009 May Lander Ceredigion Catering, Aberystwyth
Tony Locke April 2006 Student Westminster College
Joseph Louden Sept 2008 Colin Manson Malmaison, Belfast
Catherine Lynch May 2009 Jon Shaw Northop Hall County Hotel
Lee Mahoney June 2010 Lee Rogers Cardiff City Hall
Dave Marrow Nov 2008 Alan White Grand Hotel, Brighton
Georgia May Nov 2008 Marcus Lang Hotel du Vin, Bristol
Andrew McCarthy April 2006 Robert M. Slater Northcote Manor, Blackburn
Christopher McInnes March 2009 Martin Hollis Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire
Thomas Middleton May 2009 Hotel Maes y Neuadd
Matt Mitchell March 2008 Ben Sulston Christ's Hospital School, Horsham
Salaroudine Mohamed May 2007 David Bracken SAP UK Feltham
Doris Morales April 2006 Student Lakefield Training Centre
Huw John Morgan Oct 2009   Gwersyll yr Urdd Llangrannog, Llandysul
Rhiannon Morris March 2015

Nora Jones

 The Lion Hotel, Llandinam
Elliot Murphy June 2010   Tyghyn Hotel, Cilian Aeron, Ceredigion
Piotr Mydlak Nov 2008 Paul Jefferys White Cross, Richmond
James Narbett Nov 2007Andrew Jones Claridge's Hotel, London
Rex Newmark Dec 2005 Student Westminster College
Darren Nichols April 2006 Student Le Cordon Bleu
David Nichols April 2006 George Outhwaite Hilton Hotel NEC
Lukasz Nowakowski March 2009 Fiona Sylver Iota Restaurant, Cardiff
Martin Nyffenegger May 2008 Dairin Cook The Coach and Horses, Richmond
Susan Owens March 2009 Max Lauder Ceredigion Catering
Ricardo Palmer Nov 2008 Ilker Yokus Le Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly
Robert Palmer April 2006 George Outhwaite Hilton Hotel NEC
Mary Papamija July 2015 Jenny Taylor Castle Hotel, Conwy
Agnieska Paprocka March 2009 Stuart Gregory Ramada Jarvis, Inverness
Mark Parry Jones Nov 2009 33 Windsor Place, Cardiff
Craig Parsons Nov 2009 Adam Fargin Hotel du Vin, Winchester
Alissa Pascall Nov 2005 Paul Davies IBM Southbank
Mitchell Penberthy November 2015 Rory McAree National Assembly, Cardiff
Simon Philipse Dec 2005 Student Westminster College
Alison Phillips Oct 2009   Cambrian Training Company, Welshpool
Ben Pidgeon Sept 2008 John Simpson Downside Abbey & School
Jason Pitt Dec 2005 Glyn Jacklin Manor Hotel
Ffion Prysor April 2006 Orwig Davies Gwersyll Yr Urdd, Llangrannog
Sam Pugh March 2008 Peter Svanberg Malmaison Newcastle
Jason Ramalingum Sept 2007 Gerry Vincent KPMG London
Charlie Ray May 2008 Robert Carr Hotel du Vin, Brighton
Leighton Rees-Thomas March 2015 Stephen Griffiths Bryn Meadows Hotel, Ystrad Mynach
Wayne Roberts Nov 2008 Jane Roberts Tre-Ysgawen Hall Hotel, Anglesey
Jessica Roche May 2010 Chris Bason Churchills Hotel, Cardiff
Justin Robinson May 2009 Ruth Morris Cambrian Training Ltd
Fiona Ryder Dec 2005 Student Westminster College
Szymon Ryznar Nov 2008 Paul Jefferys White Hart, Barnes
Jeffrey Said Nov 2008 Neil Falzon Hotel du Vin, Henley
Alex Shales Oct 2009 Helen Morgan Fourcroft Hotel, Tenby
Richard Sharp Sept 2008 Tom Van Zeller Hotel du Vin, Harrorgate
Iva Skollova March 2010 Janet Williams Pilgrims Tearooms, Brecon
Adam Smith April 2006 Jeremy Brown The Ritz
Chris Smith April 2006 Gregg Brown County Hall Marriott
Daniel Smith Nov 2008 Pete Conlin Malmaison, Leeds
Georgina Smith Dec 2005 Student Westminster College
Matthew Smith May 2009 Neil Roberts Waggon & Horses, Newtown
Mario Sousa March 2008 Student STARS, Manchester University
Matthew Stappleton Oct 2009 Alison Phillips Brigands Inn, Mallwyd
Damon Stokes Sept 2009 Kevin Whiteford Malmaison, Manchester
Gary Storey May 2010 Chris Wrathall Ye Old Sparrowhawk, Burnley
Fiona Sylver March 2009 VT Training, Wales
Arsh Thakur Nov 2005 Gregg Brown Marriott County Hall
Gareth Thompson May 2007 Ian Boden City Inn Birmingham
Dejan Todoric June 2017 Paul Lane River Lee Hotel, Cork
Simon Trickett April 2006 Robert M. Slater Northcote Manor, Blackburn
Adam Tudor Nov 2009 Chris Bason Churchill's Hotel, Cardiff
Marcela Valkova June 2015 Stephen Griffiths Celtic Manor, Newport
Suzanna Vousden Oct 2009 Neil Falzon Hotel du Vin, Henley
Lee Wardell Sept 2008 Nick Turner Hotel du Vin, Birmingham
Richard Wareing Dec 2005 Trevor Merriman Warwick University
Amanda Webb March 2009 VT Training, Wales
Gareth webb June 2010 Chris Bason Black Lion Hotel, Lampeter
Richard Webster April 2006 Tony Emms RAF Cosford
Ben West March 2010 Marc Roberts Tyglyn Hotel, Lampeter
Martin Williams Nov 2009 Wayne Roberts Castell Deudraeth, Portmerion
Darius Wilczewski Nov 2007David Berry Paramount Imperial, Torquay
Timothy Wilkes May 2009 James Horrigan The Black Lion, Babell
Chris Wilkins March 2008Mick Worsfold SC Johnson, Surrey
Craig Williams May 2010 Kevin Whiteford Malmaison Hotel, Manchester
Gerwyn Williams March 2009 John Jones Hotel Maes-y-Neuadd, Gwynedd
Kevin Williams March 2007 Ian Boden City Inn Birmingham
Sion Wellings Nov 2009 Wayne Roberts Castell Deudraeth, Portmerion
Thea Willis April 2006 Student Westminster College
Daniel Sprog Woodhead May 2008 Tom Van Zeller Hotel du Vin, Harrogate
Thea Willis April 2006 Student Westminster College
Christopher Wilson May 2010 Rhiannon Jenkins Aubrey Arms, Cardiff
Nicola Wynne May 2009 Afon Dwyfor Training Ltd
Aung Zin Tun Nov 2011 Colin Manson Malmaison, Edinburgh