It’s Gold for students!

It’s Gold for students!

Professional Catering students at Tameside College took home top prizes at the Welsh International Culinary Competition for their potato piping and napkin folding. Seven students and three tutors travelled to Llandrillo College, near Llandudno for the competition that was organised by the Welsh Culinary Association.

Gold was won by Charlotte Lee for her mashed potato piping; Charlotte also won gold for her napkin folding techniques. Silver awards were received by Megan Hurst, Steph Griffin and Daniel Burgoine for their mashed potato piping. Lewis Cooney received a bronze award for his table set-up; Steph Griffin also got a bronze award for her napkin folding techniques. A Certificate of Merit was given to Jordan Philburn for mashed potato piping, Ella Birks for her napkin folding and to Daniel Burgoine for his knife skills in fruit preparation.

Competition standards were high but the students managed to impress the judges with their techniques and skills which were taught by Tameside College’s expert tutors. Tutors also offered the students extra practice lessons in their spare time to help students perfect their techniques.

Students take part in many competitions throughout the year which support their studies at different levels. Students are encouraged by tutors to explore quality culinary competitions with the view to enter and improve their skills.

Chef Lecturer, Peter Cooke said; “The students have experienced the pressures of competing and have worked extremely hard and benefitted from the practice in lessons. The students have surpassed all expectations with their results. We are extremely proud of them all.”