Macclesfield College has announced Adam Reid will take over as Chef-Patron at the White’s Academy in the new academic year.

Adam has been at the helm of the prestigious French restaurant in Manchester and has won four AA rosettes in his time there. A graduate of many Michelin-starred kitchens including The Chester Grosvenor and L’Enclume in Cumbria, Adam has also appeared on TV’s Great British Menu a number of times.

Principal and chief executive of Macclesfield College, Rachel Kay explains: “We worked really successfully for a number of years with our former Chef Patron Aiden Byrne and we thank him for supporting us in developing the Academy to the success it is today.

“Having Adam join the brigade is a real coup for Whites and we’ll continue to uphold the teaching excellence and high standards of professionalism we expect. White’s graduates are in demand and such is our reputation we are now placing apprentices into Michelin-starred kitchens. We look forward to working with Adam and continuing to inspire and support our young chefs.”

Adam Reid comments: “I’m really looking forward to working with Whites Academy. I’m a big believer in quality and high standards and I expect that of all my team. This is an opportunity for our industry to work with the college to shape and enhance the learning experience by showing them the expectation of a professional kitchen.

“I’ll be running demo sessions with the students and am hoping to welcome them to the French to see how a service runs.”