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Nestlé Toque d’Or contestants strike blow for local sourcing

Posted in Food Miles,Foodservice Footprint news,News by foodservicefootprint on July 14, 2009
Devon College receive Nestle Toque d'Or from Anton Mossiman

North Devon College team receive Nestle Toque d'Or from Anton Mosimann

 Footprint was delighted to attend the Grand Finals and Awards Ceremony of the Nestle Toque d’Or and was particularly heartened that all contesting teams chose to base their menus on locally sourced produce. 

Celebrating its 21st birthday, Nestlé Toque d’Or continues to scale new heights in rewarding the next generation of industry talent.  Students effectively create their own restaurant, from concept and design through to front of house, menu development, cooking and presentation, allowing them to demonstrate both creative culinary skill and business acumen. 

Nestle Toque d’Or is recognised as one of the most challenging competitions in the industry and lists Anton Mosimann, James Martin and Jamie Oliver – all representing some of the finest talent in the profession – as past contestants.                                                                           

The Grand Finals, held at the BBC Good Food Show Summer in June, saw North bring its inspirational ‘Hook, Line and Divine’ concept to life both back and front of house.

North Devon’s winning team of six rising stars, Emma Colwill, Tom Turner, Max Bowen, Karl Partridge, Mike Stern and James Ballantyne, were presented with their award at a glittering awards ceremony at indigo2 at The O2 arena, London on 10th July. They had successfully fought off strong challenges from previous winners, City of Bristol College and Blackpool & the Fylde College, together with teams from Belfast Metropolitan College and Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne. 

Congratulations to you all!

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