Compass Group UK and Ireland is celebrating the achievements of its chefs at the recent Salon Culinaire, where they scooped a raft of medals. Taking place alongside The Foodservice Show and The Professional Kitchen Show at the NEC, Birmingham, Salon Culinaire is the UK’s largest and most prestigious chef competition, showcasing the amazing skills and talent within the industry.
Over 20 chefs from across Compass came together to showcase their talents and skills. Between them they scooped over 20 awards, including one Gold, four Silver, seven Bronze, four Merit Awards, four Best in Class awards, and the Best in Show Overall.
One of the highlights was Neil Mulhearn, head chef for Eurest, who won Gold Best in Class in the Main Course Plate category. He was also recognised with a special award for Best Overall Exhibit Larder category across the entire show.
Mulhearn said: “It’s always a great honour to be able to compete against the best chefs in the industry and I’m thrilled on all counts. Two medals plus the recognition of Best in Class and Best in Show – I’m truly elated!”
Nick Vadis, culinary director for Compass Group UK and Ireland, added: “Events like Salon Culinaire offer an amazing environment for our chefs to cook in, enabling them to showcase their culinary expertise, techniques and talent while competing against much respected peers. Whether chefs are new to competitions or a seasoned professional, learnings from such events are invaluable and encourage our chefs to hone and refine their skills within their own kitchens.”