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Mark Avis

Name: Mark Avis

Job Title: Training Advisor

Mark Avis

How long has Mark worked for Smart Training?

Mark has worked for Smart for 2 and a half years, commencing employment in July 2015. Mark enjoys working as Training Advisor.

What are Mark's specialisms?

Mark specialises in all aspects of back of house, mainly professional cookery level 2 and 3, both in the framework and new standards.

Mark's previous work experience

Mark has 15 years working as a chef, starting as salad chef working his way up to sous and head chef. His previous role before Smart was a breakfast chef and primarily responsible for the apprentices in the workplace.

Mark has gained NVQ3 in previous training as well as AET Level 3, Food hygiene, first aid and functional skills to a level 2 standard.

Mark's hobbies & interests

Mark enjoys spending time with his family. He likes watching films, with horror a particularly favourite genre. Mark watches and plays football, being an avid Tottenham Hotspur supporter. He tries to keep fit and eat healthily.

He enjoys the teaching side of the job, especially passing on information and advice, as well as skills and knowledge to others starting out in the industry. With this, watching them grow, progress and gain confidence is of great satisfaction to Mark.