College students cook up a storm in multi-skilled competition

Hospitality and Catering students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group’s London Road Campus smashed it at the North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College Salon Cullinaire bringing home 40 accolades.

Some of the team who went to the North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College Salon Cullinaire
Some of the team who went to the North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College Salon Cullinaire

The students travelled to the NWSLC’s Nuneaton Campus, to compete in the event that takes place every February.

There were six other colleges involved and a large variety of competitions to take part in, like a risotto challenge, mash piping, decorated celebration cake, knife skills and more.

It was the most Shrewsbury Colleges Group had ever won and they came away with a whopping 31 medals and nine awards – including Best College. These were all presented at the end of the day.

Calum Smith, 17, from Shrewsbury, who won five gold medals, four ‘Best in Class’ and ‘College Student of the Year’ said: “I was so pleased that I did well in the competitions that I entered – the whole team did well and I’m really proud of us. Taking part in these events develop our skills and get us ready for work in a professional kitchen. It also makes our CVs stand out above the rest.”

Steve Poole, Chef Teacher said: “I am so proud of all the students that took part and it is really great to see all their work pay off. They work hard, as a team, every day in Origins restaurant and that is reflected in the AA Highly Commended College Rosette. However, it is brilliant for them to individually earn some awards for their solo performances.”

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