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The Hospitality and Catering Academy had a successful night at Hotelympia; the UKs leading hospitality and foodservice event. The event is a platform for thousands of businesses and buyers to market and support the food service industry as one of the UK's most vibrant trades. The students took part in a competition judged by a prestigious panel from the Craft Guild of Chefs.

With sponsorship from Russums, a leading supplier of clothing and equipment to the hospitality industry, the team of Level 2 and Level 3 Professional Cookery students achieved a Gold Medal as well as being awarded “Best in Class”.

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The students’ brief was to design a concept and display piece for Street Food. The inspiration for the team’s concept was the diverse cultural area of Merton and the display was designed around Wimbledon Tennis.

The mouth-watering menu included dishes such as:

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  • Merton Mac - macaroni cheese
  • Chicken Wings
  • Lamb Koftas
  • Indian pulled lamb
  • Popcorn goats cheese
  • Wontons
  • Dean City sliders
  • Macaroon Lolly
  • Messy doughnuts
  • Eaton Mess
  • Apple crumble cocktail
  • Gin Wandle cocktail.

A big congratulations goes to Tutor, Andrew Trowell and all the students (list names in alphabetical order)

The team are already looking forward to the next competition at Hotelympia in 2020.