5th May 2021

From college student to international chef  

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From college student to international chef  

A chef from Cornwall is using the skills he gained studying in St Austell to establish himself as an international culinary talent.  

 Chef Harrison Cheney, who began his career journey training at Cornwall College, has gone from strength-to-strength working in some incredible institutions in London, Stockholm and San Francisco. 

 Harrison described his career so far as “an amazing experience.”  

 After college, I worked in a few different restaurants. Firstly, at the Mallory Court Hotel and Spa under Simon Haigh and Paul Foster, then at the Square in London under Phil Howard After 2 years, i was ready for a new challenge and looked at moving to a few different countries.” 

 Harrison applied to restaurants in 10 different countries and ended up working at Gastrologik in Stockholm as Chef De Partie for a year. Harrison briefly moved back to The Ledbury in Notting Hill, before being asked to work at Quince3Michelin starred restaurant in San Francisco. 

 “Moving out to San Francisco and starting as a Sous Chef at 25 was an incredible opportunity,” continued Harrison.  

 I was on a one-year Visa and when it was nearly time to leave, the owners at Gastrologik asked me to return as a souschefOver the year, a lot had changed, and I was put in charge of running the kitchen. 

 It has been an amazing experience and a part of why I am where I am today definitely is to do with the guidance and knowledge, I was given by my lecturers at Cornwall College.  

 As a Centre of Excellence across three disciplines, the The Hospitality & Catering Departments at The Cornwall College Group are recognised among the finest training kitchens in the South West.  

 Chef Lecturer Steve Rudd from Cornwall College St Austell described Harrison’s career progression as “an incredible achievement.” 

 “I am delighted to witness how Harrison’s hard work has progressed his career to such an inspiring level,” Steve continued. 

 His talent shines through and he is an excellent example of the high calibre of student alumni that we have at Cornwall College.”  

 If you’re interested in studying Catering & Hospitality with Cornwall College, find out more at our virtual open event on 20th May. Book your place at www.cornwall.ac.uk/events  

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