Skip to main content
Angelika toporowska pictured with another former technical skills academy student 19 year old george fodor who has worked at the hilton since graduating from the college last yea

Angelika lands commis chef job at the Hilton

A 19 year old student chef from Romford has landed a job at The Hilton Hotel in Canary Wharf.

Angelika Toporowska is originally from Poland and didn’t speak much English when she first enrolled at Barking & Dagenham College 4 years ago.

After successfully learning English on the College’s English for Speakers of Other Languages course, Angelika enrolled on a hospitality and catering course at the College’s Technical Skills Academy in Barking.

No sooner had she completed her course, than she landed herself a full-time job as a commis chef.

Her tutors had arranged a visit to The Hilton Canary Wharf earlier this year, which involved the students working in the kitchen for an hour or so and then having lunch with the chef; Chef Anton offered his business card to the students, telling them that they should get in touch if they wanted work experience; keen Angelika jumped at the opportunity and emailed him later on her own initiative. After doing the work experience, she was offered the full-time position.

Her tutor Drew Chipps explains:

Angelika has been taken under Chef Anton’s wing and this is a fabulous opportunity to learn and gain a fully-rounded experience in a professional kitchen. Also, as she’s gained a job with a large international hotel chain, the World really is her oyster!

Continue exploring

Ask us a question