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Talented Adam top chef at 23
An up-and-coming young cook who donned his first set of chef’s whites when not long out of his nappies has secured his first head chef’s position.
Adam Jowett, 23, of Cononley, was just three when he received his first chef’s uniform, made for him by his grandmother. It was a gift that drove him to set his sights on a career in catering and to follow in the footsteps of his father Tony, who was also a head chef and owned and ran The Turkey Inn at Goose Eye in the 1980s.
Educated at South Craven School, Cross Hills, Adam studied for an NVQ level two in catering and hospitality at Craven College and was chosen as the college’s catering student of the year.
He then joined the kitchen at the Angel Inn, Hetton, as a commis chef, and after two and a half years had worked his way up to become chef de partie. Adam then gained further experience at the Mint Hotel in Leeds city centre and Ilkley’s Le Bistrot Pierre before joining the team at Le Bistro des Amis in Skipton as sous chef in November last year.
His performance since has prompted owner Luc Dagazun to promote Adam to head chef.
Luc said: “Adam is a very talented young chef who never cuts corners and takes real pride in everything he cooks. It’s rare to find a rising star of his calibre and he has the potential to go right to the top.
“From a standing start, Le Bistro has come far. We now employ 25 people full and part-time, recruiting locally wherever possible, and have an ever-growing band of both regular and new customers.”
Le Bistro des Amis was one of three finalists in the Newcomer of the Year category in this year’s Les Routiers Awards and remains the number one restaurant in Skipton on TripAdvisor.