Published on June 1, 2021

Anthony Gascoigne was announced as Teacher of the Year 2021 at this year’s TES FE awards, a highly acclaimed annual award for the FE sector.

Anthony was recognised for his work as a Catering and Hospitality tutor for North Hertfordshire College where he has taught since 2013. Anthony was acknowledged for his knowledge of the industry and his personal contacts both locally and nationally which he uses to support students to have the confidence to expand their career horizons, with many of his students going on to work at Michelin-stared restaurants on completion of their course.

One of Anthony’s key initiatives was highlighted as part of the award, the Guest Chef series, delivered during lockdown, was a programme of live events led by inspirational professional chefs from across the country including Rob Kennedy, Jamie Coleman and James Larkins. He also achieves outstanding results on his programmes with pass rates for 2019/20 at 100% for both L2 and L3 Professional Cookery which Anthony programme manages.

North Hertfordshire College’s Principal Kit Davies said of Anthony’s achievement:

“We are beyond proud of Anthony for winning this prestigious award. He inspires his students to love food, to love preparing food, to love the hospitality industry and through his brilliant employer engagement work ensures that by the time his students leave his care they are highly skilled chefs and well-rounded professionals who are more than ready for their exciting next steps. He is genuinely a magnificent teacher, highly regarded and respected by his students and his industry contacts and a real asset to our college.”

Anthony said of his award:

“I feel deeply humbled to have received this award.  I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my students who have an amazing amount of energy and enthusiasm, constantly making my teaching experience so enjoyable. To mentor and shape the minds of our young chefs is an honour and a privilege.

Thanks to the TES award judges, North Hertfordshire College and everyone who believes in my passion for teaching.”

You can find out more about catering and hospitality courses at NHC here.

To read about all the TES FE awards click here.