After working at Royal Garden Hotel London under Steve Munkley, Bronwen has just started a new role as demi chef de partie at The Westbury in Mayfair. She completed her apprenticeship at the Royal Garden Hotel whilst studying one day a week at Westminster Kingsway College. In 2018, Bronwen achieved the Graduate Award pass mark earning her a place in the semi-finals of The Young National Chef of the Year.
Before moving to London, Bronwen had a job in a small restaurant in Wales, working as much as possible, whenever she wasn’t at school, to gain experience within the industry. She loves how being a chef gives her the opportunity to be creative with no two days being the same. It’s a role which keeps her on her toes and she never stops learning.
Bronwen grew up on a farm in a tiny village in the middle of Wales so she never believed she would become a chef, especially not one in London. As a child she wanted to be like her dad in the police force or have a career working with animals.
Whilst Bronwen isn’t one to follow particular chefs for inspiration, she has been inspired by the people she’s worked with over the last few years. The overall learning experience is what drives her to take part in competitions like YNCOTY, as well as the networking opportunities and the chance to meet like-minded people.
Bronwen has followed The Young National Chef of the Year competition every year and it’s not something she ever imagined herself doing, so it feels like a dream come true to be part of it. In these final days before The Restaurant Show, she is getting her head down and practising like mad.