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Nestlé Toque d’Or 2012 finalists revealed

By Luke Nicholls , 27-Apr-2012

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Eight colleges from across the UK are set to go head-to-head in the 2012 finals of the student catering competition Nestlé Toque d’Or.

Nestlé Toque d’Or is designed to give students the chance to test their skills gained in the college classroom and transfer them to a commercial kitchen

Nestlé Toque d’Or is designed to give students the chance to test their skills gained in the college classroom and transfer them to a commercial kitchen

The finalists will compete in the four-day grand finals event from 17 - 20 May, where students will be put through their paces as they are exposed to a wide and varied range of 'real-life' hospitality scenarios.

Neil Stephens, managing director at Nestlé Professional, said: “This year’s Toque d’Or has been designed to test students’ skills to the full, offering an unparallelled opportunity to participate on a number of levels and across a range of disciplines including business strategy and planning, menu development and customer service.

“Let’s not forget this is about more than a competition.  As the hospitality sector continues to grow, addressing the skills gap becomes even more important.”

The eight finalists include:

  • Blackpool & The Fylde College
  • Hull College
  • Liverpool Community College
  • Petroc
  • Sheffield City College
  • Shrewsbury College
  • South Downs College
  • Westminster Kingsway College

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