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Commando Chef inspires public services students

Public services students at Coleg Sir Gâr have been visited by a Royal Marine, also known as Commando Chef, who gave them a lesson in the importance of healthy eating as well as providing an insight into working for the Royal Marines and Royal Navy.

During his service in the Royal Marines, Colour Sergeant Mike Beaton also trained as a chef and Commando Chef was born in the pandemic when he started inspiring a social media following with healthy eating advice and recipes.

He now travels the country delivering workshops and presentations to various groups of young people using food to inspire them into their next step in life.

Mike Beaton was also recognised for promoting a healthy lifestyle with an MBE from the late Queen Elizabeth II and he’s also taken part in seven long distance triathlons, 10 Ironman competitions and a double Ironman.

Amanda Morgan, lecturer in public services said: “It’s important for us to inspire students to be the very best version of themselves to prepare them for working in the public services sector, whether that is working in the non-uniformed or uniformed services.

“Having someone like Mike Beaton into college, inspires them to do just that and allows them to see first-hand what can be achieved in life.”

Carolann Healy, public services lecturer added: “Mike Beaton’s visit really helped to focus students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, which is essential to their career choice in public services.

“Getting an inside experience of working for the Royal Marines and Royal Navy was also extremely insightful.”