Hospitality & Catering students cook up a storm at international competitions

Hospitality & Catering students from North Warwickshire & Hinckley College scooped 55 awards during international culinary competitions last week.

Eight Hospitality & Catering students travelled to Llandudno in Wales to compete in the Welsh International Culinary Championships. The three-day event saw young people from across the UK test their skills in a variety of competitions, including Welsh beef main course, knife skills, napkin folding and fish filleting.

Championship medal winners

Altogether, the students who are all studying on Level 1, 2 and 3 Hospitality and Catering courses at the College, went home with 55 medals:

  • 15 Best in Class plates
  • 3 Gold Medals
  • 23 Silver Medals
  • 8 Bronze Medals
  • 4 Certificate of Merits
  • 2 Hygiene Awards

Dean Burnham was also awarded Best Live in Show with a score of 95 out of 100.

Jason Thacker, Hospitality, and Catering Lecturer at the College said: “All of the students were very professional throughout. They demonstrated fantastic teamwork and we are extremely proud to have them representing the College. This was a great result for the team and has really helped the students to prepare for other competitions we have coming up over the academic year.

The competitions are run by the Culinary Association of Wales who aim to ‘promote excellence in the art of professional cookery,’ to find out more, visit:

Click here to find out more about Hospitality and Catering courses at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, call 024 7624 3000 or email


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