Celebrating Success 2020 - Richard Akinmolayan

Richard Akinmolayan - Hospitality and Catering Student of the Year (Thurrock)

Richard Akinmolayan from Grays studies Level 3 Professional Cookery at the college’s Thurrock Campus.

He was nominated for being hard working and progressing through the catering courses. His work is of such a high standard now that he rarely needs help and support with his practical kitchen tasks.

His lecturer said: “He is always smiling, polite and motivated. His attendance and punctuality are outstanding at 100%. He’s a fantastic role model for all within his group and a very capable chef.”

Richard said: “I was shocked initially when I found out about the award but I am very happy, it’s unbelievable!

“I enjoy attending college because I can meet up with my friends and also my course tutors help me to work towards achieving my qualifications. I like the environment as well, I’ve learnt lots of new skills and techniques in the kitchen.”