Cameron has always had a love for baking and he has fond memories of making scones with his grandparents in the school holidays. However, it was while in year 11 at school that Cameron thought about turning his hobby into a career. He put his plan into action by enrolling at West Nottinghamshire College.
After achieving his VRQ levels 1 to 3 in professional cookery Cameron went on to study patisserie and confectionery at New College Nottingham. Cameron also attended a specialist workshop run by Eric Lanlard, an award-winning master patissier who owns the Cake Boy shop and café in London. Cameron was completely inspired by Eric and set himself the aim of working for him by the time he was 30. In the meantime he began working in a commercial kitchen in Nottingham to further his skills.
And then, out of the blue, a job offer appeared in his Twitter messages from none other than Eric Lanlard himself. Cameron leapt at the chance, and now, at just 21, is in his dream job.
‘I was lucky I knew what career I wanted quite early on but for those that don’t, and even those who do but aren’t sure how to go about it, there should be careers guidance in place that covers all possible education routes.’