House of Commons chefs win Gold and Bronze medals at Great Hospitality Show 2017

House of Commons Chefs Win Gold and Bronze Medals at the Great Hospitality Show in Birmingham

Four chefs from the House of Commons recently competed in a number of different culinary challenges at the Great Hospitality Show in Birmingham and have come away with gold and bronze medals.

Head of Pastry Andrew Ditchfield and Chef de Partie Raymond Steplin competed in the Flavour Challenge on Monday 23 January and won a gold medal, further to this they were also awarded another gold medal for best in show in the Live Theatre. The two chefs teamed up to cook and present a two-course meal compromising of a main course and dessert in a timeframe of just 45 minutes. Congratulations to the both of them.

Meanwhile in the afternoon Senior Chef de Partie Marina Kiritikopoulou competed in her first catering competition - the Open Lamb Competition. Each competitor had 30 minutes to create a main course dish for two people taken from a bone of French trimmed rack of lamb. Many congrats goes to Marina who won a bronze medal.

Finally, Demi Chef de Partie Elyse Baxter was awarded gold when she competed in the live sea bass/ trout preparation where each contestant had only 30 minutes to fillet, skin and pin bone a whole sea bass or trout, which requires a lot of skills and patience. 

Many congratulations to all involved. For more information visit the Great Hospitality Show’s website.

(31 January 2017)

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