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

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...
10/12/2018 14:12
Now in its 25th year, Country Range has opened its 2019 Student Chef Challenge – calling on...
21/11/2018 14:11
Major International and the Craft Guild of Chefs’ annual Major Series is one of the longest-running...
29/10/2018 12:10
Tilda is on the hunt for its 2019 Young Chef of the Year, with entries now open for its annual...
03/10/2018 09:10
Kuba Winkowski, head chef at The Feathered Nest Inn (Cotswolds), was last night crowned the Craft...

More competition news

15/02/2018 11:02
Country Range has announced the 10 college catering teams going through to its 2018 Country Range...
01/02/2018 15:02
The heat is on as the Craft Guild of Chefs has officially opened entries for its 2019 National Chef...
01/02/2018 15:02
The Craft Guild of Chefs crowned the winners of its 2018 National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) and...
01/02/2018 15:02
The Craft Guild of Chefs crowned the winners of its 2018 National Chef of the Year (NCOTY) and...
24/01/2018 08:01
The Craft Guild of Chefs is excited to announce that we are now accepting entries for our Graduate...
22/01/2018 12:01
This year’s Major Series kicked off last Friday (12 January) as Major International and the Craft...
12/01/2018 14:01
The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced that seven chefs made the grade at last month’s (October)...
12/01/2018 14:01
The Craft Guild of Chefs co-hosted the fifth annual Wessex Salon Culinaire - one of the UK’s...
12/01/2018 12:01
Country Range has announced the 16 teams going through to the semi-finals of its Student Chef...
17/08/2017 14:08
The Craft Guild of Chefs has announced that 27 chefs will be going through to the finals of its...

Pages

Copyright 2017 Craft Guild of Chefs

Design & Development by Eton Digital