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Hospitality and food students show off their skills


Students from across the UK attended North Warwickshire & Hinckley College’s annual Salon Culinaire at the end of January including Leicester College students.

More than 140 students travelled to the Nuneaton Campus to compete in a range of hospitality and catering competitions on Tuesday 30 January. Colleges taking part included University College Birmingham, Brooksby College, City of Liverpool College, Shrewsbury College, Central, Bedfordshire College, Leicester College, South City Birmingham College, Coventry College, Loughborough College and Peterborough College.

The event saw Level 1, 2 and 3 students compete in a range of challenges including table setting, filleting a fish, Asian inspired Chicken dishes, gateau making plus many more.

A total of 27 guest judges attended on the day.

Leicester College scooped 2 Best in Class 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 8 Bronze 9 Certificates of Merit.

Here is a list of all winners:


Modern cold dessert – Ifrah Mukri (Best of Class)


Scallop Dish – Alan Tincknell

Platter of petit fours – Bethan Banister (Best of Class)

Flambe dessert – Ryan Beasley


Bistro sandwich – Harry Thurman

Gateau making – Chloe Sanders and Ella Beasley

Platter of petit fours – Fiona Simmons

Bread rolls and loaf – Mitchell Tarpy and Elizabeth Green

Themed table setting – Vishali

Drinks service challenge – Ryan Beasley

Certificate of Merit

Risotto – Chirag Babla and Kyle Wright

Knife skills – Chirag Babla

Gateau making – Bethan Banister and Laura Bamford

Fish dish – Harry Thurman

Victoria sand – Amie Bannatyne-Billson and Alicia Knight

Napkin and folding – Vishali

Well done to everyone who took part and represented Leicester College.
For more information on courses: https://leicestercollege.ac.uk/courses/subjects/hospitality-and-catering/



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