Meet the Team

Michelle Mcfarland

Name: Michelle McFarland (Mish)

Job Title: Training Advisor

Michelle Mcfarland

How long has Michelle worked for Smart Training?

Mish has worked for Smart Training for 2years and 1 month and has supported many learners to achieve their ambitions.

What are Michelle's specialisms?

Mish Specialises in Hospitality and has 28 years’ experience working in a variety of catering establishments, she has a vast amount of knowledge for professional cookery, management, housekeeping, silver service and bar and cellar.

Michelle's previous work experience

Mish worked in the Hospitality industry for over 28 years so she has extensive knowledge and experience within this sector which is a benefit when helping learners to achieve their potential during their qualification.  

  • Executive Head chef for K B Catering.
  • Head chef/ Manager for The Berkeley Arms
  • Head chef at The St. Andrew’s House Hotel
  • Silver service and chef du partie at Osbournes French cuisine restaurant

She also holds her AET Level 3, CAVA Level 3, Maths level 2, English level 2, ICT level 2, NCFE IAG level 2, E-Responsibility for Education level 2,Child Neglect level 2, SEND code of practice level 2, Data Protection level 2, Child Exploitation and On-line safety level 2, Safer Recruitment in Education level 2, WRAP3 prevent, Equality and Diversity training. Foundation certificate in food and hygiene 2004, TOPPS (training in core values, confidentiality, communication, customer care, personal care, health and safety, equality, diversity, and rights) Assessor and Verifier skills programme, Craft Trainer Award, Basic Food and Hygiene 1992, City and guilds 706/2 City and guilds caterbase modules pass* (pass* indicates no higher grade was possible) City and guilds 706/1, Call order cooking award 1, NVQ 700/1

I also have 8 CSE and 3 GCE.

Michelle's hobbies & interests

Enjoy walking my dogs, watching thrillers and scary films, eating out, going abroad for holidays and spending time with my family.