Competitions

Student Team Challenge 2013

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Now in its 12th year, the British Culinary Federation, Student Cook & Serve Competition sponsored by Brakes fresh ideas, took place on Tuesday 14th May, and was hosted by Stratford upon Avon College.

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WESTMISNTER KINGSWAY COLLEGE
Sophie Streeting,  Mul Kyul Kim and Hsing-Yi Kuan

It was WESTMINSTER KINGSWAY COLLEGE who lifted the trophy for the second year running, at the end of a busy and successful day.

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OXFORD & CHERWELL VALLEY COLLEGE
Jordan Blewcowe, Cherise Campbell-Sullivan and Emma Hewitt

OXFORD & CHERWELL VALLEY COLLEGE, Banbury Campus came second, with UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM  coming third.

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM
Marco Sannio, Sean Smith and Conor Fenlon

The best Kitchen Team was awarded to OXFORD & CHERWELL VALLEY COLLEGE, Banbury Campus. The best front of House went to Sophie Streeting, WESTMINSTER KINGSWAY COLLEGE, and the team for the best Hygiene practices went to NORTHAMPTON COLLEGE.

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Julia Scott, Head of Corporate Communication from Brakes presenting the award to the winning team, Westminster Kingsway College

The other teams competing in the competition were: Bedford College, Liverpool Community College, Neath Port Talbot College, Riverside College, South City Birmingham College and Stratford upon Avon College

Teams consisted of two chefs and one waiter, to produce and serve a three course menu for 4 covers, two to be served to invited diners, and two for the judges, within a period of 105 minutes.

The Judges for the event were; Lee Corke (Chairman of Judges), Paul Gould OBE, Eric Bruce, Matt Owens, Matt Cheal and Kristian Curtis with kitchen invigilator’s, Graham Crump and Chris Hudson. Front of House Judges were; Alfonso Ruiz and Stephen Lambert. Competition Organiser was Geoff Tookey with admin support from Jayne Mottram and Christine Tookey.

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Colin Gascoyne, Area Programme Manager for Hospitality & Catering at Stratford upon Avon College receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Jim Eaves, Chairman of the British Culinary Federation

Before the presentation of awards BCF Chairman Jim Eaves thanked Brakes fresh ideas, for their 12 years of continued support and sponsorship for this competiton. There was also a special award for Statford upon Avon college, presented to Colin Gascoyne and his team, for their professionalism, loyal support and for hosting the competition for the past 12 years.

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