Award for Greyhound Coaching Inn’s Young Chef

Chris Addison has been named as one of the best young cooks in Leicestershire. Chris, 21 and partially sighted has overcome adversity to sccop Leicester College’s award for achievement in cookery. He has worked at the Greyhound Coaching Inn for three years alongside completing his NVQ in professional cookery at the college. His achievement is even more impressive as Chris is blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other.

He was presented with his award at the hotel earlier this month.

Greyhound Coaching Inn Young Chef receiving his award
Greyhound Inn’s Chef, Chris Addison receives his award from Head Chef Steve Dennis and assessor, Kamini Chudasama


Chris said: “I have to be a bit more careful than other chefs but I don’t let it hold me back and I’ve never had any accidents. My ambition is to progress from here to hopefully work at a Michelin star restaurant, or follow my two cousins, who both also worked at the Greyhound Inn, and work at one of the top London restaurants.”

Steve Dennis, head chef at the Greyhound, said: “It’s an excellent achievement for Chris. His disability hasn’t held him back, and if anything it makes him more diligent. I’ve seen several trainees come through here and go onto great things at Michelin star restaurants in London and abroad, and I’m sure Chris will as well.”

Chris’s assessor at Lutterworth College, Kamini Chudasama, also praised the young chef’s attitude.

She added: “When Chris first started the course he was very quiet, but he’s really come out of his shell and improved massively.”

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