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Young National Chef of the Year finalist- Arron Tye

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After finishing his GCSE’s, Arron knew a more practical and hands-on career was for him. Cooking had always been a passion of his so applying for an Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery was the path he wanted to take. He was fortunate enough to gain all his culinary skills studying Catering and Hospitality at Yale College in Wrexham for two years. He then went to do a work placement at Shared Olive, Hawarden with Danny Burke and trained there for four years.

Arron is inspired by the endless opportunities to create food combinations, tastes, textures and presentation. He finds social media gives him access to a worldwide kitchen, which he uses to inspire his own ideas, following the likes of Daniel Clifford, Maxim Shearer and Matt Worswick.

He was invited to compete in the semi-finals of The Young National Chef of the Year having already won the Junior Chef of Wales. Winning the overall final would be a milestone in his career. Arron believes it would potentially be a life-changing achievement, giving him even more great opportunities and getting his name out there in the culinary world.

On hearing the news he was in the final he called his head chef, Dion Jones and celebrated by going fishing down at the local lake.

Three words he would use to describe his style of cooking are classic, colourful and creative.

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