WorldSkills UK 2018 winners

The Craft Guild of Chefs is delighted to announce the winners of the culinary arts, confectionary and restaurant service competitions at this year’s WorldSkills UK, which took place at the NEC Birmingham, 15-16 November.

WorldSkills UK inspires young people and adults to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills to the highest level. With the three hospitality competitions all run by the Craft Guild, they are designed to test competitors’ skills in a range of critical elements that demonstrate excellence and enhance qualities valued by employers such as team work, time management and working to deadlines.

The three hospitality competitions comprise: culinary arts, confectionary and restaurant service. Each sets out core competencies and standards that candidates should achieve, and which they are judged and marked on.

The main competition - Culinary Arts - saw chefs showcase their ability to produce high-quality food suitable for customers in a retail dining situation. As such, competitors worked with raw ingredients to create complex and intricate dishes. They also had the option to be judged on the creative aspect of compiling a menu.

Led by Craft Guild chairman of vice presidents, Stephen Scuffell, the culinary arts competition includes: a live heat prior to WorldSkills UK an the UK national final held at the NEC Birmingham.

Scuffell said: “Congratulations to everyone involved in 2018 UK skills live and to all the young professional competitors.”

2018 medallists include:

  • Chloe Lloyd-Hughes, North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College-gold award
  • Richard Postles, Cheshire College South and West – silver
  • Luke MacKenzie, City of Glasgow College - bronze.

Three more medallists were awarded highly commended.

Meanwhile, the confectionary section focussed on the role and tasks of a patisserie and confectionery chef, testing competitors on eight core competencies. This saw them complete a number of tasks that reflect both modern and traditional patisserie.

City of Glasgow College was honoured with the three medals:

  • Ance Kristone - gold
  • Naomi Simpson - silver
  • Leona Westwater - bronze.

The restaurant service competition covered nine competencies including: preparing and serving dishes suitable for table theatre service in a fine dining restaurant; providing a service for customers in a restaurant dining environment; identifying a range of wines, spirits and liqueurs from a given list.

Winners are as below:

  • Karolina Glowacka,City of Glasgow College – gold
  • Paulina Skoczek, Gower College Swansea - silver
  • Paige Jones, Gower College Swansea - bronz

For more information about entering WorldSkills UK 2019, visit: https://www.worldskillsuk.org/champions/national-skills-competitions/find-a-competition.

Latest competition news

05/04/2019 14:04
New chair of judges for the Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) competition, Hrishikesh Desai...
The Craft Guild of Chefs has begun its search for the next Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY) and has announced the exciting brief for the semi-finals taking place in June.
05/04/2019 12:04
The Craft Guild of Chefs has begun its search for the next Young National Chef of the Year (YNCOTY...
18/03/2019 15:03
City of Glasgow College was last week (13 March) crowned the winner of the 2019 Country Range...
15/03/2019 11:03
The UK has announced the three hospitality apprentices going on to represent the nation during The...
12/03/2019 15:03
Farnborough College was last week (6 March) named the winner of the Craft Guild of Chefs’ third...
05/03/2019 14:03
Soy sauce manufacturer Kikkoman is calling on professional chefs to enter its 2019 Kikkoman Masters...

More competition news

05/03/2019 14:03
The Craft Guild of Chefs has extended the entry deadline for the 2019 3 Counties Salon Culinaire...
21/02/2019 16:02
Foodservice company Country Range has revealed the eight college teams going through to the final...
08/02/2019 14:02
Major Series 2019 got off to an ‘excellent’ start (25 January), as 50 student chefs from...
08/02/2019 09:02
The Craft Guild of Chefs is delighted to announce Loughborough College student chef, Finlay Royle,...
06/02/2019 08:02
Our annual search for the UK’s most up-and-coming chef is under way, as we are excited to announce...
28/01/2019 16:01
As part of our mission to develop and nurture the future stars of the culinary world, the Craft...
24/01/2019 12:01
The Craft Guild of Chefs has revealed this year’s HEAT finalists as Bangor, Middlesborough,...
15/01/2019 14:01
After impressing in the 2019 National Chef of Wales semi-finals yesterday (14 January), four chefs...
10/12/2018 14:12
Chef Christopher Basten is calling on catering students across the country to enter the Country...
10/12/2018 14:12
It’s not too late! Foodservice company County Range has extended the deadline for its 25th...

Pages

Copyright 2019 Craft Guild of Chefs

Design & Development by Eton Digital