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Wessex Branch – Salon Culinaire 2024

Harvest Fine Foods

Thursday 16 May - Newlyns Farm Shop and Cookery School

Entrants are once again invited to participate in the Hospital Caterers Association - Wessex Branch Salon Culinaire Event on Thursday 16 May 2024 at Newlyns Cookery School based in Hook in Hampshire.

There will be two streams to the competition day - Healthcare and Catering Students from local colleges based across the south.

Hospital Caterers

This is an opportunity to showcase the wealth of skills and talent within Hospital Caterers today. Whether you refresh old skills, not often used in your day to day work life or learn a new skill.

Catering Students

This is your opportunity to present your skills to an audience of healthcare and hotel industry experts, test your skills and step outside of the everyday service.

Why enter!

There are trophies and certificates and the opportunity of mentor days with industry chefs to help you home your skills and understand a different sector 

We look forward to receiving your entry. Applications close on Friday 19 April 2024.

Butchery demonstration and talks will be available during the day – Watch this space!

Once registered you will be sent the timings for each class you have entered.

Register Today using the links below.

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Hospital Caterers Live Classes

  • Class 1 - Cook up a Curry storm!
    (sponsored by Tilda Foodservice)

    INDIVIDUALS
    Create a curry of your choice, meat, fish or plant based and garnish with appropriate sides.
  • Class 2 - Ready, Steady, Chef
    (sponsored by Brakes)
    TEAM OF 2
    Create a 2 course meal (Starter/main or Main/dessert) from a selection of 12 store cupboard ingredients.
  • Class 3 - Classic sauté chicken chasseur
    (sponsored by Harvest Fine Foods – Headline Sponsor)
    INDIVIDUALS
    Butcher a chicken in the classic sauté style and create traditional chicken chasseur with garnish and your own modern twist.

Student Live Classes

  • Class 4 - Fishy Tale
    (sponsored by NH Case)
    INDIVIDUALS
    Fillet a fish of your choice, prepare & present a classic fish dish with garnish.
  • Class 5 - Ready, Steady, Soup!
    (sponsored by Hygiene Chemicals Ltd)
    TEAM OF 2
    Create a seasonal tasty soup dish from 6 store cupboard ingredients.
  • Class 6 - Classic sauté chicken chasseur
    (sponsored by Harvest Fine Foods – Headline Sponsor)
    INDIVIDUALS

    Butcher a chicken in the classic sauté style and create traditional chicken chasseur with garnish and your own modern twist.

To review full details and judging criteria of the LIVE classes please CLICK HERE

Hugh Jordan

Static Classes

(Gold sponsor – Hugh Jordan)

  • Class A - Prepare two tartlets
    (at least 10cm diameter)
    INDIVIDUALS
    A sweet tart of your choice
  • Class B - Trio of delights
    INDIVIDUALS
    Create two portions of a trio of deserts of your choice.
  • Class C - Fancy a bite?
    INDIVIDUALS
    Competitors’ choice of ‘bite-sized food’ with suitable sides can be Tapa’s, Indian, Spanish, Greek etc. Two plates of three items.
  • Class D - Time for pie (HCA only)
    (at least 10cm diameter)
    INDIVIDUALS
    Entrants' choice of any savoury pie with pastry crust of your choice.

Static Classes Entries - CLICK HERE

 

NHS Chefs


To review full details and judging criteria of the STATIC classes please CLICK HERE

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Mentor Opportunities

The winners of the categories will have the opportunity of a shadow day being mentored by an elite chef within the hospitality industry - check out their careers.

To check out all our mentors CLICK HERE

If you have any queries, please email the Admin team Caroline Benjamin at consultancy@fatc.co.uk or Chair, Ronnie Parrett-Harris at Ronnie.ParrettHarris@solent.nhs.uk

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