Chartwells apprentice wins food safety award at Toque d’Or

Chartwells apprentice wins award for food safety at Toque d’Or
Kathleen Davie competing at Toque d’Or
27/08/2019 - 09:06
Chartwells, provider of catering to the education sector, is celebrating the achievements of their apprentice Kathleen Davie who won a Special Award for food safety at the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or.

The Toque d’Or competition has been running for over 30 years and it provides students and apprentices ‘unique and exciting real-world experiences.’

Davie, Chartwells apprentice at Upper Shirley High, said: “As if competing at Toque d’Or wasn’t enough, to now be receiving this award as well is completely overwhelming.

“The opportunities my apprenticeship has presented to me are never ending. My manager encouraged and championed me throughout this experience, and I can’t wait to continue learning and seeking out new opportunities to improve.”

Davie received a Special Award from The Royal Society of Public Health for achieving the highest scores in food safety from the judges during the competition. The award will be presented to her on 11 September in London.   

Adam Bateman, competition judge, said: “I found Kat a massive inspiration and genuine in her unassuming approach – she gave it her all, no matter what!

“During the National Heats, she cooked simple food but worked hard to maximise her flavours. Her dish of beetroot and feta balls with courgette spaghetti was one of the stand out dishes, which got her through to the Grand Finals.

“Kat had a great attitude throughout the competition and was very humble, which can be hard to maintain in a very competitive environment.”

To find out more about the winners of the Toque d’Or, visit: http://craftguildofchefs.org/toque-dor-2019-winners-announced

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