Our Alumni

The Vincent Rooms at Westminster Kingsway College have a long-established history of helping all students achieve their dreams, going on to become experts in their field, including household chefs and culinary experts.

Some of our world-famous alumni include:

  • Jamie Oliver – Chef
  • Ainsley Harriott – Chef
  • Anthony Worral Thompson – Chef
  • Kang Leo – Chef
  • Henry Herbert – Chef
  • Nikita Pathakji  – Masterchef: The Professionals winner
  • Tom Hamblet – Masterchef: The Professionals winner

In addition to this, we have an extensive roll call of celebrated chefs, who learned their craft working in The Vincent Rooms, and who have gone on to work in senior positions in some of the most highly regarded restaurants in London and beyond:

  • Ben Murphy – Head Chef, Launceston Place
  • Jordan Kerridge – Head Chef, The Gamebird, The Stafford Hotel, St. James
  • Dan Lee – Executive Chef, Warbrook House Hotel
  • Ben Arnold – Chef Patron, Home Restaurant, Belfast
  • Marcelo Geraldini – Executive Sous Chef, The Reverie Hotel, Saigon, Vietnam
  • Charlie Lee – Training Co-Ordinator, Hotel School
  • James O’Keefe – Food and Beverage Director, Danesfield House Hotel and Spa
  • William Chilila – Sous Chef, The Orerry, Marylebone
  • Milly Dowling – Head Waiter, Core by Claire Smyth, Notting Hill
  • Alex Dilling – Executive Chef, The Greenhouse Mayfair
  • Dan Smith and Natasha Smith – Chefs Patron The Fordwich Arms, Surrey
  • Scott Parker – Ex Head Chef Midsummer House, Cambridge
  • Dharam Ramlogan – Owner, Dinner by Appointment, London
  • Edoardo Pellicano – Head Chef, Maos, Shoreditch
  • Simon Woodrow – Head Chef, Wild Honey, Sofitel Piccadilly
  • Rafael Cagali – Head Chef, DaTerra Restaurant, Bethnal Green
  • Luca Meola – Owner, Rosella Restaurant, Camden
  • Richard Giles – Ex Head Chef, Sorrel, Dorking
  • Michael Paul – Head Chef, Chotto Matte
  • Selin Kiazim – Chef Proprietor Oklava and Kyseri
  • Paul Walsh – City Social, and The Betterment at The Biltmore
  • Darrel Wilde – Executive Head Chef, Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa
  • John Lawson – Food by John Lawson
  • Geoff Galvin – Galvin Restaurants
  • Geoffrey Smeddle – The Peat Inn Fife
  • Shaun Dickens – The Boathouse Henley on Thames

In addition, we have produced some recent entrepreneurs who are changing the face of dining in London, the UK as a whole, and the world:

Alumni Association

If you’re an alum of Westminster Kingsway College, why not join our Alumni Association?

Whether you have just graduated or left some time ago, we can help to keep you involved with Westminster Kingsway College and your fellow alumni. Tell us where you’re working, and we can add your details to our ever-growing list of alumni here. 

Our inspiring and supportive Alumni Association combines students from all of the Capital City College Group colleges – Westminster Kingsway College, City and Islington College, the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London and Capital City College Training – and helps you stay connected, the college you attended and the local community, as well as continuing to enrich your learning and expand your horizons.


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