Young National Chef of the Year finalist, Jordon Powell is currently working at Tom Kemble at the Pass Restaurant in Horsham as a chef de partie. He was trained on the job at South Lodge Hotel and also took on a part-time course at Westminster Kingsway College for two years. He has worked at many other places around Sussex but most of his time has been spent at South Lodge Hotel working in the various departments.
What he loves most about being a chef is the constant learning and that no day is ever boring. When he was younger, Jordon always wanted to run his own business then growing up he discovered his passion for cooking so getting into the hospitality industry just felt a perfect fit.
When it comes to competing, Jordon loves how you get to test your skills against other chefs your age, as well as the networking opportunities it provides.
Being a finalist in Young National Chef of the Year is an amazing feeling for Jordon who has worked so hard to get to this level and have the chance to compete. He is very excited for the final and winning would mean a lot to him. He has followed the competition for many years now and has always wanted to compete in the event and take home the title. He’ll be preparing over the coming weeks by staying behind the stove and working hard as soon as he gets the brief.