Full name:

Claire Macintyre

Where did you grow up?

Foxton, Cambridge.


Comberton Village College followed by Long Road Sixth Form College, and I then completed a professional cookery apprenticeship. Most recently, I have been studying for an RHS diploma in the principles and practices of Horticulture at Bottisham Village College.

Your previous role and place of work:

Sous Chef at The Perse Preparatory School, Cambridge.

What are you most looking forward to about working at King’s Ely?

Working outside in such beautiful grounds.

Hobbies/interests outside of school:

Swimming, yoga, walking, reading, growing lots of veg to cook delicious things with, and various craft projects.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A graphic designer or a singer.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?


What was the last book you read?

‘Three Women’ by Lisa Taddeo.

What song are you most likely to sing at a karaoke?

‘Something’s Got A Hold On Me’ by Etta James.

What is your favourite film?

Too hard to pick one! I love Moonrise Kingdom, Forrest Gump and Harry Potter is my go-to comfort watch.

Do you have any phobias or fears?

No massive phobias, but I don’t think a snake pit would be very pleasant!

Name three things you would want with you if stranded on a desert island for a week:

Spotify, my kindle and wine.

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