The HEAT Culinary Colleges Competition is a chance for training chefs to demonstrate their determination and culinary skills. After months of planning, training and preparation, students traveled to Jersey this March to give the competition final their all.
The competition required teams to create a four-course meal which was tasted by competition judges; three top UK chefs. Points were awarded for both kitchen and front-of-house skills. This year students competed under the guidance of Connor Godfrey – Executive Chef at The Westbury in Mayfair, London.
The menu was:
Well done Farnborough College for serving up a treat!, Four very strong courses offered up for tonight’s diners. Under the direction of Executive Chef Connor Godfrey of the Westbury Hotel, Mayfair. Team Farnborough should be really proud, a fantastic conclusion to a great cou … pic.twitter.com/RGLQ2olgds— Heat Culinary Colleges Competition (@Heat_Jersey) March 11, 2020
As well as taking part in the competition, students had the opportunity to explore the island – learning new skills from local butchers, baristas, restaurants, and a fish monger. Here is a snapshot of their experience:
Fantastic buzz in the kitchen again tonight as Farnborough deliver a wonderful end to the competition, a great selection of dishes, exceptional presentation with a little slice of Hampshire hospitality! #FCOTTheGallery #HeatJersey #theislandbreak #HighlandsCollegeJersey pic.twitter.com/4ruUhdn4s9— Heat Culinary Colleges Competition (@Heat_Jersey) March 11, 2020
Programme Manager for Catering, Gwen Grace, commented: “Our students produced a fantastic service and fully deserve their success. Many congratulations to them and a huge thanks to Connor for mentoring the team.”