Meet the Team

Name: Justin Connor

Job Title: Training Advisor

How long has Justin worked for Smart Training?

I have worked for Smart for 2 and a half  years now, I have found it both challenging and rewarding helping young chefs to learn the tools that will help them on the way to a successful career in the industry.

What are Justin's specialisms?

I am a qualified Chef and Pastry Chef, so have vast experience of all areas of the kitchen. I have also managed teams in both hospitality environments and further education colleges so can professionally teach and assess learners in both back and front of house and management qualifications also. I currently teach Professional Cookery and Food Production Level 2 and 3.

Justin's previous work experience

I have worked in the industry for 30 years now! Having left school and gone into an apprenticeship myself.

I have been lucky enough to work in many great hotels in England and also travelled and worked in Bermuda and Canada. Although my specialism and passion will anyways be passion is pastry and the kitchen, other roles I have had have given me great knowledge of HACCP and COSHH and staff appraisal procedures. This has given me good experience of managing people at different levels.

Justin's hobbies & interests

I enjoy watching all sports and still try to play cricket to a decent standard at the weekend.