" A Passion to Inspire " Winners 2023
Colchester Institute wins
‘A Passion to Inspire’
A Passion To Inspire Final 2023
Baron Bigod, pea & asparagus tart, pea & truffle purée Barons Lane rosé 2021, New Hall Wine Estate, Essex.
Roasted rack of Dingley Dell pork, pommes Anna, roasted baby vegetables, black pudding stuffing, sauce Robert
‘El Compadre’ Pinot Noir 2019, Vallede Malleco, Viña Echeverria.
Passion scented spheres, shortbread crumb, compressed mango Verbena Spritz cocktail.
Overall Winners prizes:
Grande Cuisine Academy:
4 places to the winning team will be going on a very special trip to Lyon and a Culinary adventure through the valleys Grande Cuisine Academy.
Skills for Chefs 2023:
and they will meet Culinary Legend Marco Pierre White and other Great Chefs Sally Abe, Henrique sá Pessoa, Andrew Gravett, and Luke French Skills For Chefs 2023
Knife rolls – from Jazz Chefi
Mark Poynton’s Great Culinary Journey with His New Great Cookbook
Great Prizes for all involved
Best team – Adnams - Lunch for 4 at The Swan Southwold and a Brewery Tour Winner Suffolk New College
Best Cocktail - cocktail masterclass with us at The Wine Cellar BSE – Cambridge Regional College
Wastage - Accommodation and dinner at Titchwell Manor – City College Norwich
Best service - A Fantastic day at Infusions ICE Experience - New City College
Best wine matches -Wine Tasting Experience with Hallgarten and Novum Wines – West Suffolk College
Best use of Pork - College farm visit to Dingley Dell Pork Farm – Suffolk New College
Mark Poynton, Bradley Dorrington , Nick Mills , Greg Anderson, Eric Snaith, Buzz , Nick Claxton Webb and Ed Keith
Partners and Support
Congratulations to Colchester Institute, Suffolk New College, Cambridge Regional College, West Suffolk College, City College Norwich, New City College Hackney for reaching the grand final. To reach the final - 6 Heats - 37 teams - 111 Students and lots of Great Lecturers - Mentors - Chefs and Employers
The competition was sponsored and supported by Russums, Ponthier, True Foods Stocks , The Wine Cellar BSE ,Hallgarten & Novum Wines. Grande Cuisine Academy, Dingley Dell , Anglia Produce, Direct Meats, Adnams, Skills for Chefs , The Craft Guild of Chefs, H and C News , Cheffi , Koppert Cress , Titchwell Manor , First Contact Chefs ,Caistor Hall, Infusions Group , Fen Farm - Baron Bigod , Novo Farina
Special Gifts for all the Finalists
Great Support - A Passion to Inspire Chef Jackets and aprons from Richard at Russums and from Paul at Ponthier Special cocktail shakers and recipe booklets for all the FOH finalists and for the Chefs and Spatula’s and scrapers for the Chefs With Special Goodie Bags from Ice with special presents for all Dishoom and So Good Magazine
A Massive Special thank you
to the Paul Smith and the whole team at City College Norwich for hosting and supporting a fantastic day with such brilliant Hospitality and wonderful support from the Photography Students Jodi Causbysmith, Alice Greenslade, Jessica Parker, Lucy Roffey and Richard Steer with Pictures and social media – you are all superstars.