Escoffier Challenge Success

Escoffier Challenge Success

Tameside College was delighted to host the Association Culinaire Française (North West Branch) regional final of the Escoffier Challenge.


The regional final brought students and chef professionals from around the North West to compete in this prestigious competition. The participants had 150 minutes to design, prepare and serve plated dishes for two people, using selected items from a specific commodities list, along with additional classical French compulsory elements.


After a fierce competition, Tameside College student, Sandra Fairclough was announced as the winner. Sandra will now have the opportunity to represent the North West in the national final, held in October at the Cordon Bleu, London. Sandra’s tutor, Chef Kevin Amesbury, commented, “I am delighted with Sandra’s performance and wish her all the best in the competition”.


The President of the Association Culinaire Francaise (North West  branch), Peter Cooke, presented Sandra with a Trophy, Certificate and embroidered Chefs Jacket at the Chefs Associations Social Event. The event took place in the Reflections Restaurant based on campus at Tameside College. Along with the presentation, the evening also enjoyed many different types of food and wines from the Alsace regions of France, delivered by Alain-Pierre Gallet, assisted by the college’s third year student chefs.