Kristen started as a trainee at Lakefield and has been an integral part of Lakefield for the past 15 years. Kristen graduated at the University of West London in 2010 and now acts as the new course director of Lakefield. Kristen is an experienced assessor, qualified Internal Verifier, she supports other assessors in monitoring quality assurance and e-portfolio users, updating course content and developing new courses, Kristen is also a highly respected mentor and lecturer. Her specialist teaching fields in Lakefield include – WSET Level 1 (Wines and Spirits), RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Commercial Kitchens, RSPH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Kristen received many awards such as “Hospitality Lecturer of the Year” from the Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE) in year 2016, The Shine Awards “Mentor of the Year” finalist 2016, City and Guilds Medal for Excellence 2017 and received a prestigious Presidents Award by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne at St. James’s Palace in year 2017.