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Culinary World Cup

Updated: Jan 23, 2020

The Culinary World Cup, held in Luxembourg, takes place every four years and is the second largest culinary competition in the world. England’s senior team comprised this year of Simon Webb (Team Captain) Sevens restaurant, Southend; Clark Crawley, Gather & Gather; Andrew Ditchfield, House of Commons: Rob Kennedy, Compass Group UK: Nathan Aldous, Emmanuel College, Cambridge; Ian Mark, Royal Air Force: David Davey-Smith, Royal Air Force: Matthew Jones, House of Commons: Jamie Gibbs, Compass Group UK; Chris Zammit and Nick Vadis, Culinary Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, had been in training for one year in the build up to the competition. The team put up their cold display on the first day of the competition after working right through the night. They were awarded a silver medal. They competed in the Restaurant of Nations serving 110 covers on the third day of the competition, winning another silver against 30 other countries. Team manager, Nick Vadis said: “I am personally very proud of the team as I have witnessed first-hand the training, dedication and pride the team have put into representing England, sacrificing large amounts of personal time. To represent one’s country is such an honour and an achievement and to bring back home two silver medals in such a tough competition is excellent. “There are a lot of people who have supported the team and assisted in the background. Special thanks to National Team Organiser, Lee Corke for his professional advice and valuable assistance along the way, also as an A Grade Judge representing the British Culinary Federation at these world events. And not forgetting BCF member Kevin Byrne for his sterling work with the photography and President Peter Griffiths and the BCF committee for all their support in helping to make all this possible.”This is your blog post. Blogs are a great way to connect with your audience and keep them coming back. They can also be a great way to position yourself as an authority in your field. To edit your content, click Manage Blog. From the Dashboard, you can edit posts and also add brand new posts with ease.


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