Award winning care chef Callum Stoneham has been selected to be on the judging panel for the awards ceremony that he most previously won.
The 29-year-old, who is the head chef at Chorleywood Beaumont care home, will be a judge for the Great British Care Awards and is very proud of his recent achievements.
He explained: “It has all been a very mad start to the year for me. First the two awards and now this. It feels good to be appreciated now by winning something.”
The head chef was described as a “deserving winner” for the titles of ‘The Care Home Cook/Chef Award’ at the 2019 National Care Awards and the ‘Best Care Chef’ in the London region.
Callum is delighted with being picked as a judge and is looking forward to having a different experience at the awards evening.
He added: “When I was presented with the awards, I was really nervous but I am now excited to be on the other end of the panel.
“When I found out I was very surprised. A few people who are high up in my company got asked about anyone they thought would be a good judge and they all recommended me which feels really good.”
The 2019 Care Home Cook/Chef of the year still believes that he didn’t deserve his awards.
He added: “I didn’t think I deserved the award because I was just doing my job at the end of the day. I never went into work thinking the work I do today will get me an award. I am still so happy with it.”
Nominations for the Great British Care Awards which Callum will be judging close in September 2019.