Kirklees College Chef apprentice scoops award

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Award success for Commis Chef Apprentice

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Celebrations are underway as Kirklees College apprentice, Matt Farrar scooped Apprentice of the Year at the Best of Brighouse awards ceremony.

The awards support and recognise exceptional individuals in businesses locally, but also give back to the community in places it needs it most. The proceeds from the event have gone towards the work of the Town Hall Foundation, the charitable department of Town Hall Dental.

Matt, who is currently in his first year of his Commis Chef apprenticeship, is working for local Brighouse business Millers Bar, a family friendly pub serving locally sourced and freshly prepared food.

The glittering awards ceremony took place on Thursday 23 May, with award nominees nervously awaiting the judge’s decision. Matt was a joint award winner with Mollie Fitzpatrick of Yorkshire Payments and was chosen as he really stood out amongst his competitors as a future rising star.

“We’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who nominated, and got nominated, and congratulations to Winner Matt Farrar for his success on the night, and continued success going forward. Brighouse is a vibrant town that’s on the rise, and it’s down to the efforts of individuals and groups, that it continues to thrive.” Rachel Dilley and James Howard, Judge and Founders of the Best of Brighouse Awards.

Matt joined winners from 11 other categories on the night, with the lifetime achievement award going to Calderdale Council’s Business Enterprise Officer Eric Binns, who has been recognised for his work in supporting over 600 business start-ups in Calderdale.

“I’m really honoured to have won this award, it means a lot to me. The competition was fierce and I am delighted I can share this award with Mollie, who is doing exceptionally well on her apprentice. I am loving my apprenticeship and working within the industry I am so passionate about. I want to thank Millers Bar for their support and for nominating me, and I look forward to developing my skills as my apprenticeship develops,” said award winner Matt Farrar.

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