A team of 3 students from the Catering & Hospitality department at Carshalton College are taking part in the Nestle Toque D'or competition.
Jose Queirdo, Jamie Wewman & Louis Benjamin made up the team of 1 chef student, 1 front of house student and 1 student acting as a commis assistant. The team presented their 2 course lunch menu to judges from the competition on Wednesday 17 April 2013 at the in-house fine dining restaurant at the College, Nightingales.
The team started off with a small presentation to the judges about the concept of the lunch, the products and the business plan and costing. The team then presented the lunch to the judges for tasting. The lunch menu was a Peruvian style steak with hand cut chips and a thyme infused tomato salsa with a herb dressing, followed by a five layer chocolate orange cheese cake with orange areos and a Spanish coffee with a caramel syrup base.
College tutor, Anthony Dunball said "The students have worked really hard on designing, preparing and producing the lunch for the judges. They displayed a high level of skill in their catering and hospitality understanding."
The judges will select the 8 top teams to go forward and take part in the final in May 2013.
Carshalton College offers students a variety of Hospitality & Catering courses including Certificates, Diplomas and City and Guilds qualifications in an Introduction to Hospitality, Food and Drink Service and Professional Cookery.
Nightingales is Carshalton College's on-site training restaurant. Meals are prepared and served by our enthusiastic students under the supervision of experienced chefs. The restaurant is open to the public during term time for coffee mornings, lunch, dinner, functions and business events plus our special themed evenings.
For further details on the Nestle Toque D'or Competition please visit their website - http://www.nestle-toquedor.co.uk/competition.aspx