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Best College award for catering team

Friday 2nd March 2018

North Warwickshire & Hinckley College’s catering department have has won 52 awards during a national competition – including Best College 2018.

Students from the College’s Hospitality and Catering Department took part in the Welsh International Culinary Championships between 13 and 15 February.

The competitions are organised by the Culinary Association of Wales and attract more than 350 chefs from across Wales and England. Held at the Llandrillo Menai’s Rhos-on-Sea campus, the annual event sees chefs test their skills in a variety of culinary competitions.

North Warwickshire & Hinckley College’s team came back with a total of 52 awards, including:

  • 7 Best in Class Plates
  • 5 Gold Medals
  • 19 Silver Medals
  • 12 Bronze Medals
  • 6 Certificates of Merit
  • And the Ecolab Hygiene Award.

At the presentation dinner on the final night, Chloe Lloyd-Hughes was awarded Best in Live Show and the team was crowned Best College 2018.

Caitlan Holland, who is currently studying the Level 3 in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership, won a Gold, Silver and Silver for best in Class:

“It was a really good atmosphere, working as a team and encouraging each other. It was stressful in the day but we went out for meals in the evening and had the chance to relax and speak about how we’d done that day.”

Caitlan aims to qualify as an assessor or work on cruise ships after she completes her course.

“Competitions give you something to look forward to; they make you work even harder on your course so you get picked to compete.”

Jason Thacker, Hospitality and Catering Lecturer at the College, said: “The team absolutely smashed it! They demonstrated fantastic team work throughout the week – we are really proud of them- their efforts really paid off.”

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

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