Simona Sidoti, 21, of Cromer is a third-year apprentice at the Echo Culinary Institute. She is working in the two-hatted restaurant Momofuku Seiobo. Q. Why did you study the course? And what did you like about it? A. When I topped the year at school in Hospitality and Food Technology, I knew this was something I wanted to pursue. As one of 10 original inductees into The Star’s Echo Culinary Institute, I’ve worked across four production kitchens, and in the multiple butchery and pastry kitchens. Such a broad view is invaluable. Q. What are your plans for the future?
A. After I graduate I’d love to follow my passion to be a pastry chef. Q. What advice do you have for others?
A. Be open to new experiences. Be flexible. Love what you do. Find a mentor.