Loughborough College students a cut above the rest at national skills competition

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Our student chefs were as sharp as their knives as they claimed top spots at the International Salon Culinaire Skills Competition.

A total of 14 of the College’s hospitality students donned their chef’s whites to showcase skills in fish filleting, butchery, pastry, table laying and starter preparation.

Darren Creed, Curriculum Manager for Hospitality and the College's Head Chef, said: “We had a fantastic day competing this year, congratulations to all of our hard-working students for putting their skills to the test.

“All of our students received an accolade, I’m really proud of their performance in the kitchen and know they will go on to great things.”

The 14 students joined more than 150 trainee chefs and hospitality learners from 12 colleges across the country.

Loughborough College students received awards in:

  • Trout Preparation - Luis Balan, gold; Richard Brown, bronze; Tyler Chapman, silver; Bethany Lewis, silver; Alannah Marsden, silver; Riley Monk, gold; Joeseph Saunders, silver; Samantha Watkins, gold.
  • Table Layout Isobel Bailey, gold
  • Avocado starter Riley Monk, bronze
  • Chicken Butchery Brannon Underwood, silver
  • Banana Flan Alannah Marsden, gold; Caitlin Mcgrath, gold; Angel Townsend, gold.

The International Salon Culinaire is one of the world’s top culinary competitions for chefs of all levels. The skills competitions for trainee chefs showcase the fundamental talents needed in the kitchen.

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