Secondary Zone

The full list of careers stands and workshops within the Secondary Zone will be available soon.

We’re delighted that Britain’s Youngest Head Chef, Luke Thomas, will be joining us at the Festival of Education this summer.

Born in North Wales, Luke balanced his school studies with weekend and evening jobs in the Michelin starred kitchens of the Chester Grosvenor Hotel & Spa, the acclaimed restaurant Soughton Hall, and alongside award-winning butcher Steve Vaughan. Setting his sights high, Luke went on to secure further experience at some of the top restaurants in the world including, Gary Rhodes, Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa and three Michelin-starred restaurants such as Alinea in Chicago.

Luke competed for Wales in the 2013 series of BBC2’s ‘Great British Menu’ and was also the focus of BBC Three’s documentary ‘Britain’s Youngest Head Chef’ which looked at his amazing achievement of becoming Chef Patron of Luke’s Dining Room at just 18 years old. Other television work includes Market Kitchen (UKTV Food) and appearances on Channel 4’s show ‘What’s cooking?’ as a mystery guest on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and ITV’s ‘This Morning’.


In association with Parliament Education Service, University of Chester, Shrewsbury University, Birmingham science museum and Chester Zoo.
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