Rising Star: Carl Fleischer

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Rising Star: Carl Fleischer
Our hospitality student of the month tells us about his inspirations and aspirations as he prepares for a career in the industry

Every month we bring you an insight into the hottest catering and hospitality talent of the future in our Rising Stars section. This month Rotherham College​ student Carl Fleischer talks about his inspirations and aspirations as he prepares for a career in the industry.

Name:​ Carl Fleischer

Age:​ 19

Course title and college:​ Level 3 NVQ in Hospitality Supervision, Rotherham College

When do you graduate?:​ May 2009

When did you first realise you wanted to work in hospitality?:​ I was at secondary school. I wanted to be a chef at first, but when I started the course I realised I wanted to focus on the management side of things. I like to be with the customers, so I didn`t want to be stuck behind doors in the kitchen.

What has been your biggest achievement to date?:​ I came third in the Midlands heat of this year`s UK Barista Championship​, which I was really pleased with, because I was the only student there and I don`t make coffee all the time. I think it was quite an achievement because everyone else there works in the industry and I came sixth last year, so I`m improving. I`m really hoping I go through to the final.

Where would you most like to work when you graduate?:​ I`m probably going to leave Rotherham and go to London because in my opinion it`s got the best choice of restaurants. I`d love to work in one of Gordon Ramsay`s restaurant`s. A lot of people see him as a just TV chef, but I think he`s a great businessman too. He`s opened restaurants all over the world and he`s given a lot of opportunities to his staff so I think it would be good to work for him.

What are you looking forward to most when you graduate?:​ Moving out of Rotherham and going to London to get a decent job. I just want to get stuck into something and start learning first hand about what it`s like to work in a restaurant. I think there`s a lot more to learn from working in the industry rather than just being a student.

What do you think will be the biggest challenge:​ Getting a job that will be able to give me the experience I need to make it as a restaurant manager.

Do you know any Rising Stars? If you are a tutor on a hospitality and catering course and would like to put forward a student, or if you are student and want to tell us about your future plans email us at arjf@ovtubfcvgnyvgl.pb.hx

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