Eurest and 14Forty, which are both part of Compass Group UK and Ireland’s B&I division, had five teams compete against each other recently to scoop the title of B&I Chef of the Year 2019. Head chef Phil Jones and chef David Millman, from a Eurest site at a prestigious automotive company, were ultimately crowned winners.
Now in its second year, the competition had double the amount of entries compete in the regional heats to take one of the five places in the final, which was held at the Compass Group head office in Chertsey. Each team had 90 minutes to cook two courses and impress the judges with their presentation, taste profiles and dish complexity.
Morag Freathy, MD, business and industry for Compass Group UK and Ireland, said: “This is a fantastic platform to showcase that we’re culinary experts and that we are brilliant at what we do. We’ve seen some great skill, innovation, grit and determination on display; it’s been a real celebration of the talent we have. The standard this year has stepped up a gear, which is testament to all our chefs across the B&I division at Compass Group UK and Ireland.”