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    Teenager lands dream job with Michelin-starred chef

    A teenager has landed a special job at Rogan & Co, the restaurant of famous chef, Simon Rogan. Dylan Smith, 19, is celebrating becoming a commis chef at the establishment, which has three AA rosettes and is highly regarded in the Cumbria area and across the UK.

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    Dylan has recently completed his professional cookery diploma at Sunderland College and an apprenticeship at Newcastle’s Crowne Plaza. It was the teachers at college that gave him the confidence to apply for the job at Rogan & Co.Dreams of L’Enclume

    The young chef hopes to use the job as a stepping stone to working at L’Enclume, which is a two Michelin Star restaurant owned by Simon Rogan. After this, Dylan wants to travel the world, working at top restaurants, and is sure he will always retain his passion for food. Dylan is particularly keen to continue his passion for creating interesting dishes from simple ingredients and home-grown produce.

    How to earn the rosettes

    One important way to ensure a restaurant has the potential to be given AA rosettes or Michelin stars is to keep the kitchens in great working order technically, as well as creatively. Having chefs who are experts and passionate about cooking is important for any commercial kitchen to keep creating the best dishes, but having good fridges and freezers should also be a priority.

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    High quality fridges and freezers are essential to a working commercial kitchen. For high quality cafes and buffets, refrigerated display counters, such as those from https://www.fridgefreezerdirect.co.uk/serve-over-counters, are also important pieces of equipment.

    By having a good display unit, you are able to display the food to its best potential. Not only is it important for display purposes, you can also keep the food hygienically positioned behind glass and conveniently ready to be served.

    A restaurant that has earned AA rosettes or Michelin stars is always popular with customers and will make any chef proud. However, it is always important for kitchens to have the right equipment to back up their creative expertise and this is why the best kitchen units are vital.

    As Dylan settles into his exciting new job, he will be able to use this experience to learn more about cooking and commercial kitchens. This is a dream come true for the young chef as he plans his future career.