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Competing against 30 national teams at the Expogast Culinary World Cup, Luxembourg 22-26 November 2014, the Senior English National Culinary Team won Silver in the International Buffet and Bronze in the Restaurant of Nations, and against 15 junior national teams , England’s Junior Team won Silver in the  Restaurant of Nations and Bronze  in the Buffet.

Senior Team squad members and mentors include Simon Hulstone (The Elephant, Torquay) Adam Smith (Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel, Yorkshire) Simon Webb (HSBC Bank, London) Andrew Ditchfield (House of Commons, London) Clark Crawley (Gather & Gather, Sky, London) Ben Champkin (L’Enclume, Cartmel) Nick Vadis (Compass Group UK & Ireland) Rob Kennedy (Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst) Matt Jones (House of Commons) Neil Rankin (Restaurant Associates) Ben Ford (Compass Group) Nathan Aldous (Emmanuel College, Cambridge) Javier Mercado (Le Cordon Bleu Cookery School, London).

Junior Team included Edward Marsh, Jack Gameson, and Luke DCaccia (University College Birmingham) Thomas Downes (Hibiscus Restaurant, London & UCB) Craig Bateman (Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst) mentored by Gary Goldsmith and Mat Shropshall (UCB).

The Olympics, held every 4 years, is the second largest culinary event in the world, with many other chefs competing both regionally and individually. Both the senior and junior teams performed very well, bringing home a haul of 24 medals including BCF members Vipula Athukorale, Gold Medal for Culinary Art and Stephen Mather, Bronze for Pastry Art.

The British Culinary Federation gratefully acknowledges the support of Electrolux Professional, Steelite International, Major International and Continental Chefs Supplies, supported by University College Birmingham.

Achievements to date: 30.11.14

The Junior British Team won Silver medals at ScotHot in the Culinary Studio and Restaurant of Nations against eight other world teams at the WACS (World Association of Chefs’ Societies) Junior Culinary Grand Prix in 2007.

The Senior British Team won Silver in Chicago at the American Culinary Classic, Gold in Cyprus and Silver at Hotelympia, 2007-2008.

BCF sent a competitor to the WACS Chefs’ Global Challenge in Estonia in 2007.

BCF Young Chef of the Year competed in the Hans Bueschkens Junior Chef Challenge in the WACS Congress in Dubai, May 2008.

The Senior British Team achieved a total of 25 Silver medals at the World Culinary Olympics in Erfurt in 2008, across Restaurant of Nations and Cold Buffet.

The Junior British Team won 5 Silver and 5 Bronze medals at the World Culinary Olympics in Erfurt in 2008.

BCF sent a competitor to the WACS Global Chefs’ Challenge in Dublin, winning Silver medal, February 2009.

Junior English National Culinary Team won 10 Bronze medals, 5 in the Restaurant of Nations and 5 in the Cold Buffet work, at the WACS Junior Culinary Grand Prix at ScotHot, March 2009, competing against 8 other world international teams, coming 4th overall in the Restaurant of Nations and 3rd overall in the Cold Buffet.

Senior English National Culinary Team: Gold medal overall at Hotelympia 2010.

Senior English National Culinary Team: 6 Gold and 6 Silver medals, Luxembourg 2010.  Placed 8th out of 24 countries.

Junior English National Culinary Team: Silver overall, Luxembourg 2010.  Placed 4th out of 10 countries.

Senior English National Culinary Team: Gold, Hospitality Show 2011.

Senior English National Culinary Team: Silver medal overall, World Culinary Olympics, Erfurt, Germany 2012.

Junior English National Culinary Team: Bronze medal overall, World Culinary Olympics, Erfurt, Germany 2012.

Senior English National Culinary Team: Silver medal, Battle of the Dragon, Wales, February 2013.

Junior English National Culinary Team: Silver medal, World Junior Culinary Grand Prix, ScotHot, Glasgow March  2013.

English National Senior Team: 6 Silver Medals and 6 Bronze Medals, Culinary World Cup, Luxembourg 2014.

English National Junior Team: 5 Silver Medals and 5 Bronze Medals, Culinary World Cup, Luxembourg 2014.

England’s National Senior Team Gold Medal International Buffet Hotelympia 2016

England’s National Senior Team Silver medal, Best in Class Battle of the Dragon 2016

England’s National Senior team Gold Medal Restaurant of Nations and Bronze medal International Buffet Culinary Olympics Erfurt Germany 2016

England’s National Junior team Silver Medal Edible Buffet and Bronze Medal Restaurant of Nations Culinary Olympics Erfurt Germany 2016

English National Culinary Team Selection

The BCF are looking for talented chefs with experience of competing in competitions at the highest standard, to be part of the English National Culinary Team.

Interested persons should contact the BCF secretary by email at: secretary@britishculinaryfederation.co.uk

Please provide a current CV which includes competitions entered to date.

Non members may apply and join the BCF.