Time is running out for colleges wishing to enter the Nestlé Toque d’Or 2008, whose 2007 winners, the team from Blackpool and the Fylde College, are pictured. The deadline for entries to the UK’s most prestigious college catering competition is 14th January.
Colleges and students have much to gain from entering the competition, now in its twentieth year, as Nestlé FoodServices’ Marketing Director, Martin Lines points out:
“The Nestlé Toque d’Or is the only event of its kind offering support, mentoring and guidance as entrants begin the transition from the theory of the college classroom to the reality of a competitive commercial kitchen. This is a real opportunity for students to win an accolade which will impress prospective employers, out in industry.”
To enter, colleges must select a team of four chefs and two front of house team members, create an original dining concept and design a three-course lunchtime menu using stipulated Nestlé Foodservices product ranges. From this paper entry stage, sixteen teams will be invited to create their restaurant concepts and cook in front of thousands at Hotelympia 2008.
After that, five teams will go forward to the final at an international event (yet to be confirmed), where they will be asked to serve 100 diners under the watchful eyes of a highly experienced judging panel that will be looking for high-quality food, great atmosphere and warm, efficient service.
For more information, or to download an entry form, go to www.nestlefoodservices.co.uk or contact the Nestlé Toque d’Or team on Tel: 0208 667 5530.