Craig Bancroft’s Story

“From disappointing exam results to hotel general manager by 23”

With disappointing exam results and no real career ambitions established I joined a kitchen porter team and room service department for a holiday job in order to earn my keep. I was promoted to Head Kitchen Porter and continued to work throughout the Summer. At the holidays it was suggested that perhaps I should apply for a position as Management Trainee due to my commitment and enthusiasm, this can only be described as an accidental start to what is now a well established career.


“I have been on the Richard and Judy Good Morning Show to discuss the unusual combination of chocolate and wine!”

School > Poor Exam Results > Kitchen Porter > Management Trainee > Head Chef > General Manager

Current Position: Proprietor

Advice: “Commitment and enthusiasm are crucial if you want your skill to get recognised. Show your dedication and you will go far”

Where I’ve worked:




Sports: I’m not really a big football fan, however, I do run the catering business at Blackburn Rovers so I guess you could say I’m a Blackburn Supporter

For a full biography of Craig Bancroft click here

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