Catering and Hospitality students at Hull College won an impressive haul of medals in a prestigious industry competition this week.
Our team of 11 students entered 30 different competitions and came away with a fantastic tally of 30 medals - including one gold, nine silver and 20 bronze, along with three merit certificates and one best in class awards - at International Salon Culinaire 2022.
Held as part of the Hotel, Restaurant & Catering 2022 exhibition at ExCeL London, International Salon Culinaire is regarded as one of the world's top competitions for chefs and has championed culinary excellence for over a century.
Our Catering and Hospitality students participate successfully at the event every year, demonstrating their skills in front of a live audience of judges and food professionals.
The students who competed in this year's competition - and who are currently completing a Level 3 Advanced Culinary Arts, Adult Catering or Level 2 Patisserie & Confectionery course at the college - were:
Tom Thompson, Ben Bunn, Debbie Story, Chloe Bell, Sigourney Staves, Maija Kolate, Katie Young, Falan Karumb, Thomas Whitehead, Jiovanna Sandoval & Dawn Edwards.
Reflecting on the students' achievements, the Catering and Hospitality team said: "The Salon Culinaire competition was a highly successful and rewarding experience for everyone involved. All students represented the college and demonstrated the continued high standards, skills and commitment we have here at Hull College.
"Participating in competitions like these gives those at the beginning of their career a chance to compete and practice some of the skills that are essential to their trade and that will help them progress and go further in their career. It was a long day having set off for the capital at 3am and not getting back until 10pm - but the experience was more than worth it. It was a fantastic team effort from everyone involved, and we're really proud of their achievements."