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‘Golden’ food students are cooking with gas

Students from Tameside College are celebrating their successes after bringing home a huge haul of medals at the Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC).

Hospitality and catering students impressed the WICC judges and were awarded one gold, two silver, four bronze awards and seven merits for their efforts.

John Holden, food and beverage teacher at Tameside College, is especially proud of his students achievements:

“To achieve this amount of recognition for what they have done, they should be very pleased with themselves. Competitions such as the WICC help our students improve their skills and give them an edge over others in the industry. I’d like to thank H.G Stevensons for the help and support they have given us during the competition.”

The competition which takes place annually at Llandrillo College, Wales, sees teams from colleges and other providers from across the UK competing against each other in heats such as: the restaurant challenge, dessert flambé, main course flambé, cook and serve competition and vegetable and fruit cuts.

Sophie Reilly, gold award winner and food and beverage supervision student at Tameside College, said:

“I really enjoy competitions like this because they are a chance to test your skills out in a competitive way. The food industry is always changing and adapting so to keep up you need to be at your best at all times.”

To find out more about hospitality and catering courses at Tameside College, call 0161 908 6600.

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