Masterchef: The Professionals champion Stuart Deeley meets Halesowen College students

By Harriet Evans | Halesowen | Dining out | Published:

Champion chef Stuart Deeley returned to his former college to inspire current cookery students.

Stuart with current students Lauren Yardley, Sam Clayton, Connor Pogson and Abi Kemmings

Midlands kitchen whizz Stuart, who is a former professional cookery student at Halesowen College, was crowned the winner of Masterchef: The Professionals last December.

The 28-year-old Bearwood native has been a chef for the last 13 years and worked as head-chef of fine-dining restaurant The Wilderness on Warstone Lane in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

He returned to the college to speak to current students about his career and experiences.

Sam Little, head of division for catering at the College, said: "We are constantly grateful to Stuart and his support of the College and we look forward to seeing him again in the future."

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at


Top Stories


More from the Express & Star


UK & International News