Highlands College students compete in Inter-College Culinary Competition

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The inter-college culinary competition Heat, supported by Ormer, is back this March for a second year!

Rising star chefs from colleges in Middlesborough, Farnborough and Highlands College in Jersey will go head-to-head in the inter-college Culinary Competition. A high profile chef from each college location will lead each team to battle it out at Highlands College in Jersey for the Peter Queree Trophy.

Visiting student chefs also will get a chance to explore the island whilst they are here and they will be taken to meet local suppliers to see some of our best local produce at its source. They will be visiting the Jersey Royal Company, Jersey Dairy, Central Markets and Jersey War Tunnels.

Each college will cook a three-course lunch or dinner that will be judged by four top chefs in the UK catering industry on March 13th and March 14th at the Highlands Academy Restaurant. Front of house students from each college will also be judged on their level of service. Come and taste their delicious creations! Tickets for the lunch/dinner can be purchased HERE.


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The Judges:

Henri Brosi – Executive Chef at The Dorchester, London.

Stephen Scuffell – Executive Chef at Moran Hotels

Andrew Bennett MBE – Director of Food and Beverage at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.based at The Park Lane Hotel, London.

Paul Gayler MBE – Executive Chef at The Lanesborough, London for 22 years and now works as a food consultant.

Lee Smith, Head Chef at the Michelin starred restaurant Ormer and Highlands College Chef Lecturer Dominic Farrell will lead the students on the Jersey Team.

Chef Lee Smith commented:

“I am really looking forward to leading the Jersey team and working alongside the talent of the future. The Jersey Team won last year so the pressure is on and the competition is of a very high standard, with some of the top colleges in the UK competing.”

Chef Frances Atkins is leading the team from Middlesborough. She is a fellow of the Masterchefs of Great Britain, and is one of only six female Michelin starred chefs in the UK. Chef Charlie Watts is leading the team from Farnborough College. He works at the 5-star executive hotel, Penny Hill Park.

The winners will be announced at a prestigious Gala Celebration dinner that will be hosted by a celebrity chef on Thursday March 15th at St Brelade’s Bay Hotel. Limited Tickets are available to the public. Please call the hotel directly to purchase tickets.