Sheffield College discovers the 'art of rice'

Sheffield College discovers the art of rice Tilda Rice innovation Day
cashew and basmati stuffed aubergine with roasted vegetables
08/07/2019 - 05:00
Sheffield College enjoyed an exclusive Rice Innovation Day with Tilda Foodservice as part of the company’s commitment to young chefs.

The Rice Innovation day was hosted by Tilda, winners of the Zest Quest 2018 ‘Best use of Rice’. 30 students from Sheffield College explored the latest market trends including Spanish, Italian and Persian rice.

Luke Dalley, regional account manager at Tilda Foodservice said: “The enthusiasm from the students was incredible and you can’t ask for more than that.

“Tilda’s Innovation Days are about bringing chefs together, sharing our passion and inspiring people. By working with colleges, we hope to teach young chefs about the world of rice, giving them the tools and confidence to try new ingredients and dishes. There’s an exciting flavourful world out there and we want students to embrace it.”


Tilda partners with colleges across the UK to help students discover the art of rice. The Tilda Young Chef of the Year competition gives young people, under the age of 21, a chance to express their culinary skills.

Joe Hunt, chef lecturer at Sheffield College, added: “It was a fantastic day, we had several classes attend including apprentices, full time Level 2 Chefs Diploma and supported Level 2 students. Luke was very engaging and informative, the students really got to grips with the recipes and the different cuisines they can look to for inspiration.

“The feedback we had was really positive, I hope that we can continue this relationship with Tilda in the future as it was such an interesting and productive day – a big thank you to Luke for his time.”

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