Apprentices go nuts for celebrity chef

Posted on 20 Mar 2017

Gaining first-hand industry experience whilst working alongside a multi-award winning chef is preparing two Bury College apprentices for career success.

Katie Dunham and Liam Mills are undertaking the Level 2 Professional Cookery apprenticeship at Nutters Restaurant, a modern, award-winning British restaurant owned by celebrity chef Andrew Nutter. Enjoying their first taste of work within the catering industry, both Katie and Liam are developing a range of skills from a renowned, industry recognised chef.

Nutters, which is set in six and a half acres of countryside on the outskirts of Norden in Rochdale, boasts an exciting and adventurous menu ranging from gourmet dishes to quaint afternoon teas. Here Liam and Katie are responsible for preparing, producing and serving dishes whilst taking advice from one of the top chefs in the country.

17 year old Katie from Norden was delighted to secure an apprenticeship at Nutters and is hoping this will lead her to her career dream of owning her own restaurant. Katie is two years in to her apprenticeship programme and has been appointed as the commis chef where she undertakes a range of responsibilities. These include preparing and making foods such as beef dinners and fish dishes.

The former Woodhey pupil said: “I have gained so many skills since starting my apprenticeship such as time management, working under pressure and gaining an understanding of how a kitchen operates.”

Liam, who is also 17 years old and lives in Oldham, believes working alongside Andrew Nutter is giving him the confidence to progress in the industry. The former North Chadderton School pupil added: “I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship and preparing foods such as lobsters, soups and parfaits. It is great working alongside such a well known chef and he offers us lots of guidance and support.”

For more information about apprenticeships at Bury College visit

Please visit