Creative canapés to fab filleting - UCB wins big at Hotelympia

March 2018

Scores of students from UCB’s College of Food are celebrating after winning a medal at the biggest culinary and hospitality show in the UK.

From chefs on the prestigious Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) Apprenticeship and Level 2 and 3 Food and Beverage Service students to Culinary Arts Management undergraduates, no fewer than 21 UCB students saw success at this year’s Hotelympia.

Performing in the Restricted Live Class, Skills Theatre and Student Restaurant Classes of the show’s 100-plus competitions, the students brought home seven gold medals, 11 silver, two bronze and one Certificate of Merit.

  • Thomas Bell – Culinary Arts Management (BA Hons) - Dolmio & Uncle Ben’s Foodservice Student Catering Challenge – Bronze / Best Meat Dish
  • Romy Jones – RACA – Prepare a Best End Lamb – Gold
  • Adam Beaumont – RACA – Butcher a Whole Chicken for Saute – Gold
  • Ben Carlton Gray – RACA – Lemon Sole Filleting – Silver
  • Katie Cooper – RACA – Sea Bass/Trout Preparation – Gold
  • Nicole Slater – Professional Cookery Diploma - Knife Skills – Certificate of Merit
  • Olivia Glendall - Professional Cookery Diploma – Avocado Starter - Bronze
  • Jude Andrews - Professional Cookery Diploma – Shrimp Starter – Gold
  • Samuel Reynolds - Professional Cookery Diploma – Amuse Bouche – Gold
  • Dahnish Iqbal – RACA – Canapé Challenge – Silver
  • Charlotte Livesey – RACA – Canapé Challenge – Silver
  • Drew Morris - RACA – Canapé Challenge – Silver
  • Benjamin Webster - RACA – Canapé Challenge – Silver
  • Patrick White - RACA – Canapé Challenge – Silver
  • Tom Rix - RACA – Canapé Challenge – Silver
  • Megan Mannion - RACA – Canape Challenge – Silver
  • Raimond Gnambodoe - RACA – Canape Challenge – Silver
  • Melissa Toffani - RACA – Canape Challenge – Silver
  • Georgia Wheatley - Food & Beverage Service Level 3 – Caesar Salad - Gold
  • Ryan Averill - Food & Beverage Service Level 3 – Pancakes - Gold
  • Brett McSkimming - Food & Beverage Service Level 3 – Cocktails - Silver

 

Chef lecturer and mentor Anthony Wright said: “The students worked exceptionally hard to prepare for their respective competition with the help and mentoring of the lecturers here at UCB. We are incredibly proud of our protégés and hope they got a lot out of competing on such a high profile, prestigious stage.”

This year’s Hotelympia, which brings thousands of businesses and buyers to market and champions one of the UK's most vibrant industries, took place at London’s ExCel.

Find out more about our college and degree courses within the College of Food

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