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Lessons offered by Don
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Cooking
  • Traditional Cooking
  • All Levels

Cookery Assessor / Teacher in Professional Cookery, have taught to NVQ Level I, II, III Students


My students were taught the academic as well as the practical aspects of working in a kitchen environment, having to do all the basic tasks right up to the fine aspects of what to expect in their working life in a kitchen.


I am a cooking instructor, taking students through their journey from novice to NVQ level III professional cookery. I have an good record of passes, having put through more than 90% of my students through the course with a satisfactory or outstanding pass rate.


Transportation Fee : £10
Lessons offered by Don
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Cooking
  • Traditional Cooking
  • All Levels

Don 's CV


Address: 30 Manor Road, Brackley, Northants NN136AJ
Home / Mobile Phone: 01(concealed information)
Mobile Phone: 07(concealed information)

Schools Attended: Public School 75, Brooklyn, New York
Johnson Jr. High School, Melbourne, Florida
Eau Gallie High School, Melbourne, Florida
Brevard Community College, Brevard Country, Florida

Additional Formal Training: Military Training, United States Air Force,
Advanced Management Course
Principles of Management I and II
Supervisory/Management Course I, II and VII
On the Job Trainer Advanced Techniques
Safety Course VII (Occupational Safety & Health)
Advanced Administrative Course
Effective Writing Course
Microsoft Advanced Techniques
IBM Advanced Computer Electronics
Wessex Controller Training
Netbase, OST, LEDA, TESLA, JMS, Vistec, Streetworks
Basic Hydraulics and Water Distribution Systems
Teaching NVQ Level IV
Assessor Vocational Achievement Level III

Formal Management Programs: Personnel Management, Advanced Management Techniques,
Vending Management

Other Qualifications: Proficient in the use, upgrade and maintenance of computers.
Type at 60 wpm
All Microsoft Office packages speciality Excel
Basic networking
Internet setup and use
Teaching and Assessing
MOT Manager

Strongest Qualities: I like working with a team and having a job where I can display initiative and
achieving results. I enjoy getting involved and genuinely enjoy working, and the work environment., am very customer oriented, and a good work ethic.

Golf, computers, carpentry, do-it-yourself, coin collecting.

May 76 - Wing Outstanding Airman of the Quarter Nov 76 – Meritorious Service Medal
Oct 80 - Air Force Commendation Medal Sep 82 - Wing Outstanding NCO of the Quarter
Dec 83 – Air Force Commendation Medal May 88 – Civilian Excellence Award
Feb 90 - Civilian Excellence Award Special Recognition Awards & Letters

Drivers Licence
Full Clean UK License
Employment History

Aug 17 - May 2018 Manager, Pro-Auto Upper Heyford
Returned to previous position by request of owners. Manage eight technicians, one customer service person delivering top quality service for repairs and MOTs to customer vehicles. Garage was failing before return, and is now a thriving garage. Customer service the key item.

Aug 16 - Aug 17 Restore Data, Heyford Park.
Data processing, warehousing, delivery of confidential records and historic items, some of great value to and from storage facilities and customers. Operated genie to withdraw and store high value goods with precision. Work was heavy, deliveries of average 100 boxes up to 35kg, country wide.

Feb 14 – Aug 16 Service Manager, Rygor Commercials Mercedes Brackley/Oxford
Managed a service Department consisting of seven service, and 14 technical staff. Took the branch
from a closing position to one of the most profitable in the company then successfully merged into Oxford. Was asked to take a larger operation up North and did not want to relocate

Jan 11 – Jan 14 Professional Cookery, Food Safety, IT Tutor/Assessor. Staff Mess Manager
Manage Staff Mess with 16 Students changing every 12 weeks delivering & Assessing NVQ 1, 2, and 3 Professional Cookery, NOCN Cookery Level 1, Food Safety in Catering Level 2, and Microsoft IT Courses Level 1 and 2. March 2013 OFSTED – Outstanding with comments of “Inspirational” Staff Mess was a loss making facility in line to close, made it fully profitable.

Nov 07 – Jan 11 Manager, Ladbrokes, Bicester/Oxford/Brackley
Managed three shops in three separate towns. Two shops were loss making and brought all three to profit and recognition for customer service programs within the company. Innovations introduced used company wide.

Oct 06 - Nov 09 IT Teacher (part time) Oxford and Cherwell Valley College
Information Technology (IT) Tutor. While on program, introduced means to assist challenged students gain IT certification where no program assisted previously. Program cut by government.

Oct 06 - Oct 07 Finance Officer, Ministry of Defence, RAF Croughton,
Managed 35 high value contracts providing services to the American Air Force tracking progress payments and accounting programs.

Jan 02 – Jan 05 Consultancy Division Manager, Thames Water Contracts, Kidlington,
Managed and developed all contract activities of the Consultancy Division. Specifically contracts within the Thames Water Utilities environment Team brought Thames Water programs to OFWAT targets.
Fixed term three year contract.

Sep 95 – Dec 01 Proprietor, Vision & Onsite Computers (Banbury and Bicester)
Opened up own retail and computer maintenance outlets in these two locations. At peak, experienced sales of over £350k per year and nine direct employees. Sold business when computer shops took downturn.

Feb 87 – Sep 95 Services & Personnel & Security Manager, AAFES, RAF Upper Heyford
Managed day to day operation of 22 Concession Retail/Food Branches with over 102 employees and sales of £390k monthly. Base closed down at Upper Heyford.

Feb 74 - Feb 87 NCO in Charge, 20th Wing Command Section, RAF Upper Heyford
Acted, as the main focal point and primary contact for a myriad of issues for a USAF Base comprised of 11,000 personnel, from 23 squadrons and nine staff agencies. Was administrative Aide-de-camp for Commander, a Brigadier General.

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