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Simon Cook - Principal and Chief Executive

Simon is a former chef who has worked in restaurants as far afield as in Germany and South Africa. He joins the College from his former position as head of retail and service industries at Cornwall College. He studied as an apprentice chef at Suffolk College before landing a job at London’s InterContinental hotel. He worked there for two years before moving to Germany, where he worked in the very best Michelin-starred restaurants for five years before taking up a position at the Grand Roche Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. Simon eventually returned to the UK and secured his first educational role with Aylesbury College, Buckinghamshire, in 2001. He joined Somerset College in 2004 before moving on once more to Cornwall College in 2011.