One of the Atlantic Hotel and Ocean Restaurant’s young and aspiring chefs has achieved a first-class BA Honours degree in Culinary Arts Management from University College Birmingham.
As part of her degree course, Emma Preisig from Jersey, completed a research project to critically review the extent to which culinary tourism impacts consumer choice: a case study of Jersey, Channel Islands.
Emma (shown to the left in the main picture) has worked with the team in Ocean Restaurant since 2018 undertaking seasonal work during university holidays and completing a placement year in 2019/20. She is currently working as a Demi Chef de Partie in the 4 AA Rosette restaurant.
Patrick Burke, Owner and Managing Director said: “The maturity and dedication Emma has shown to achieve such fantastic results in her degree, really are very impressive and we are so pleased to have been part of her journey.
“We are passionate about encouraging young people into the hospitality industry, nurturing talent and enabling career progression. Emma is a fine example of what can be achieved and we are sure she will go on and do great things.”
On receiving her outstanding results, Emma said: “Thank you to everyone for their help, encouragement and support across the four years of study, through the highs and lows. I am so grateful to have been given some amazing opportunities and feel extremely lucky to have met some wonderful people along the way.
“I am particularly over the moon to have received 90% in my dissertation, as it was a topic close to home, quite literally. I am really excited and looking forward to what the future holds within the food and hospitality industry.”
Will Holland (shown to the right in the main picture), Executive Chef at The Atlantic Hotel said: “Emma is well and truly part of The Atlantic family. She has succeeded due to her dedication, passion, commitment and hard work. She is a valued member of the team and it’s been a pleasure to witness her develop into the chef that she is today. We are all very proud of her success.”