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18th January 2022

Final call for Toque d’Or 2022 registrations

Written by: Edward Waddell
College lecturers, employers and apprentices have been urged to register for the Toque d’Or competition before the upcoming 4 February 2022 deadline.

Nestlé Professional’s Toque d’Or is a ‘unique’ competition as it focusses on both back and front of house staff. Entrants develop practical skills in areas such as social media promotion, business management and sustainable food and drink.

Through applying this in a series of challenges, they also gain valuable hands-on experience and the opportunity to work with and learn from leading industry experts. The Sustainable Futures theme will be reflected across each challenge, covering elements such as nutrition, health, food waste and seasonality.

The judging panels includes MasterChef The Professionals: A Festive Knockout winner Louisa Ellis, alongside well-respected sommelier and wine expert Raul Diaz and 2021 Winners: Kenny Markham (BOH Apprentice) and Sophie Taylor (FOH Student).

Katya Simmons, managing director Nestlé Professional UK&I, said: “Everyone loved the format of last year’s competition. Despite the pandemic, we retained the competition’s trademark excitement and community through a mix of virtual and face-to-face learning and challenges.

“As a result, we’re using many of the same techniques this year. Even better, we can encourage more entrants to get involved and take advantage of the training on offer.”

Following the Grand Finals - two Front of House and two Back of House winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony and invited on the Toque d’Or 2022 winners’ trip.

To register and find out more about the competition training, format and timeline, college lecturers, employers and apprentices must go to: