Sodexo hosts Salon Culinaire to develop chefs' skills

By Luke Nicholls

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Celebrity chef Paul Rankin was one of the top industry chefs hosting demonstrations at the event
Celebrity chef Paul Rankin was one of the top industry chefs hosting demonstrations at the event
Contract caterer Sodexo hosted its own Salon Culinaire at Ascot Racecourse, which saw more than 600 Sodexo employees take part in activities and competitions.

The event saw chefs and non-chefs from across the business take part in live and static competitions as well as masterclasses.

The Sodexo Young Chef of the Year final took place, with first place going to Arron Penn. Louisa May Matthews from Eton College took top spot in the Overall Junior/Apprentice Award category, while the Judges’ Award for Innovation went to Lorraine Thomas from CITB-ConstructionSkills. Overall Best in Show went to Elaine Morris from Sodexo Defence.

“Competing is a great way to develop a chef’s skill set and I hope everyone who took part gained valuable experience, which will progress them in their career,” said David Mulcahy, craft and food development director at Sodexo.

Over 1,000 guests attended the event and there was also a supplier exhibition for visitors and competitors and demonstrations from top industry chefs including Claire Clark, former pastry chef at the three-Michelin-starred French Laundry restaurant, and celebrity chef Paul Rankin (pictured).

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