Students from Blackpool and the Fylde College, College of West Anglia (Kings Lynn), City of Glasgow College, Liverpool Community College, South Downs College, South West College, University College Birmingham and University of Derby, go through to the four-day long Grand Finals next month where they will be put through a series of hospitality-related challenges and tasks.
Previous Grand Final challenges include cooking and serving lunch at the armed forces culinary training centre in Winchester and helping to prepare the catering for the VIP suites at the O2 Arena for the opening night of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s 2012 UK tour.
Nestle Professional UK and Ireland managing director Neil Stephens, said: “We like to think that the Nestle Toque d'Or competition has become renowned for really testing the mettle of the students, and challenging them in all areas, from top-line business planning to exceptional cooking and customer services skills, often in pretty radical settings. This year’s Grand Finals will be no different and if anything, to celebrate our 25th anniversary year, we’ll be looking to push the boundaries even further.”
The winning team will be given a work placement with Anton Mosiman and a week-long paid placement with contract caterer CH&Co.