May 2017

UCB celebrates record-breaking win at the Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or Competition

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Success! UCB celebrates record-breaking win at the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or taking the title for the fourth time.

UCB’s Melissa Tofani, a Hospitality Business Management FdA final year student, and VQR Level 3 students Angelina Adamo and Scott Wilkinson beat four other high-scoring finalists today to win the Nestlé Toque d’Or competition for a record breaking fourth time.

The final took place over four days this week at London’s infamous Dorchester Hotel, where competitors were put through a rigorous series of challenges designed to test the true extent of professional culinary expertise. 

UCB’s fourth win at the Toque d’Or, which has evolved since its launch in 1989 to become one of the most prominent catering competitions in the UK, is not only a huge achievement for this year but a first in the competition’s history.

The lecturer mentoring UCB’s finalists this year was Matthew Shropsall, who has guided the team right from the very beginning to succeed against the very best of young talent from across the country.

He added: "An amazing result for UCB students and the University, winning the Nestle Toque d’Or for the fourth time has been a big challenge. Scott, Angelina & Melissa are a credit to UCB and their families."

Their title as winners today will definitely serve as a lifelong badge of honour for Melissa, Angelina and Scott. 

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