Passion to Inspire Competition
What a fantastic food feast that was produced by the students at this year’s Final of “ A Passion to Inspire “ – well done to all students, lecturers and Mentors.
A massive thank you to Cambridge Regional College for hosting the event , Joan, Tina and everybody in the department and a special mention to those students that gave up their time to be runners and support all the competitors – very much appreciated !
Ben Whitbread a Catering Student at CRC is a budding Photographer and worked with the judges taking photographs all day , thank you ( these will be e-mailed to all colleges, judges and Partners , please contact me if you wish to added )
Judges – Shara Ross, Mark Poynton , Nick Mills, Paul Boorman , Eric Snaith and Paul Foster – thank you always a pleasure .
Partners – Brilliant – Russums ( Jackets / Aprons ) , Steelite ( The Winners Plate ) , Anglia Free Range Eggs ( Eggs - Skill Test )
Best Dish: Thyme Panna cotta Cambridge regional College – PRIZE: Entry into the very exclusive 365 Cookbook , Picture of Dish, recipe and Team
Best Omelette: City College Norwich – PRIZE: A Very Special Day at Dingley Dell Pig Farm with Mark Hayward
Best Cocktail: Bella Rossa Suffolk New College – PRIZE: Chocolate Demo at CRC with Callebaut Chocolate and Gary Hunter ( for her whole team + Lecturer )
Best Front of House – Daniela Tanase Colchester Institute – PRIZE: work at Hotel Felix for a day, overnight accommodation at hotel then lunch at Alimentum ( for 2 people)
Winners : City College Norwich - Ellie Horton ( FOH ), Tom Bunting and Joe Brackenbury ( Both Kitchen )
PRIZE’s : Steelite Winners Plate, Skills for Chefs / Service Conference (www.skillsforchefs.org.uk ) and a day working with Mark Poynton at Restaurant Alimentum , then a 10 course Tasting menu with Champagne and a flight of wine for the whole team and the lecturer.