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ISS Food Excellence Awards 2019

food-excellence-2019-464 (Left to right) Simon Price - Chef Director ISS Food Services, Fabrice Teston - Programme Manager - Craft and Innovation at Leeds City College, Pagan Sherman - ISS Academy Chef of the year, Glynn Purnell - Michelin-starred Chef, proprietor of Purnell’s restaurant and partner chef with ISS
ISS Food Services holds fifth annual Food Excellence Awards at Leeds City College
On 27th June, ISS Food Services took over Leeds City College Printworks Campus for their annual Food Excellence Awards. ISS sponsors the Professional Cookery Diploma Course at the college, and the fully equipped School of Travel, Food and Drink Campus provides an ideal setting to showcase the skills of the talented chefs from ISS Food Services’ Business & Industry (B&I) sector. The judging panel included  Michelin-starred chef, Glynn Purnell.

The event features a diverse range of categories, including seven live cook offs, three static competitions, Barista of the Year and Best Street Food Stall. In addition to challenges for seasoned professional chefs, the awards feature an Academy Chef of the Year competition. This offers a chance for students from the Professional Cookery Diploma Course to demonstrate the skills they have developed and is a valuable experience for the next generation of chefs.

The event requires a battalion of judges to oversee the various categories, ranging from members of ISS Food Services senior team to guest judges, including Michelin-starred chef and television personality, Glynn Purnell and Programme Manager – Craft and Innovation at Leeds City College, Fabrice Teston.

Fabrice stated, “As a college, we have been delighted to support ISS’ Food Excellence Awards over the past few years. This has grown every year with competing teams from Glasgow to London. The number of participants has also increased every year, and the level of skills demonstrated is a credit to ISS. We are proud to host these talents within our state-of-the-art facilities. This year was also the introduction of a live patisserie category which showcased amazing patisserie talents. We are hoping to help grow this event and increase its popularity every year.”

Simon Price, Chef Director for ISS Food Services commented, “I’m so proud of the all our brilliant competitors. We are fortunate to have some truly talented chefs working in our business, and they deserve to be challenged to demonstrate that talent and be recognised for their skill. I want to thank all of the contestants who performed so well on the day, my fellow judges, our generous suppliers and Leeds City College for their support.”

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