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Hospitality students celebrate Salon Culinaire medal haul

Updated: 15.06.21

Hospitality students celebrate Salon Culinaire medal haul

Hospitality students at The Sheffield College have won a haul of medals in a prestigious industry competition.

Five food service students bagged three gold medals and a silver and bronze in one of the competitions held during 2021's International Salon Culinaire.

The Sheffield College team won the most gold medals overall in the food service category of the Salon Skills competition that involved a table laying skills test and wine pairing.

The students who competed, and who are completing a BTEC in Hospitality and Events Management at the College’s City Campus, on Granville Road, are:

  • Nicole Suliman, 18 - gold
  • Karina Hastings, 19 – gold
  • Eleanor Allison-Skinner, 19 – gold
  • Macy Elwis, 17 – silver
  • Jack Jubb, 18 – bronze

The group are taught by Maxene Gray, Course Leader, BTEC Level 3 Hospitality and Food Service, The Sheffield College, who said: “The Salon Skills competition gives those at the beginning of their career a chance to compete and practice some of the skills that are essential to their trade and that will help them go further in their career. I am really proud of their achievements.”

Len Unwin, Curriculum Team Leader, Catering and Hospitality, The Sheffield College, added: “This is another excellent performance from our front of house students who are developing the food service skills that our industry is crying out for. It’s even more impressive given the challenges of studying during the pandemic. Well done to our students and the staff who supported them!”

The annual event attracts scores of competitors from the industry as well as colleges and universities and aims to showcase the skills and talent within the sector.

The Salon Skills competition is for students, trainees and Apprentices at the beginning of their careers and it took place remotely, on May 26th, 2021, at competitor colleges due to coronavirus safety restrictions.

Around 150 students from 12 colleges took part. For more information, visit the International Salon Culinaire website.

This latest success follows hot on the heels of the College securing a place in the Nestlé Toque d’Or Grand Finals, which takes place at the end of this month.

For more information about courses starting in September 2022, visit our catering and hospitality Sector-specific Open Day on Thursday 24th February. 

Photo credit: Helena Dolby

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