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Our annual culinary championships took place last week

Monday 5th February 2018

Students from across the UK attended North Warwickshire & Hinckley College’s annual Salon Culinaire last week [w/c 29 January]

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, including ex North Warwickshire & Hinckley College student Ryan Shilton. Ryan is now the Head Chef at the award-winning Swinfen Hall Hotel in Staffordshire:

“We’re invited back by Catering Lecturer Jason each year and each year the event gets better and really develops. Well done to all of the students who competed today.”

North Warwickshire & Hinckley College students scooped a total of 9 Best in Class, 5 Gold, 16 Silver, 1 Bronze and 6 Certificates of Merit.

Jason Thacker, Hospitality and Catering Lecturer at the College added: “Congratulations to every student who took part in today’s competitions - the standard of work produced has been incredible. Competitions like these really encourage students to stretch and challenge themselves, and also help them to prepare for industry. I’m sure we’ve seen more than a few top chefs of the future compete today. Also a big thank you to all the sponsors and judges that support the Salon Culinaire giving their time to support the students at the Competition”

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

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