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Chefs shine at Scottish Culinary Championships 2017


A number of talented chefs from Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, showcased their cooking skills at the Scottish Culinary Championships 2017, after winning a haul of medals during the competition.

Altogether, 11 Compass chefs, nine of whom come from ESS, the business’ Defence, Government Offshore and Remote division, celebrated after winning 14 awards between them, including: one Gold, six Silver and five Bronze medals, plus a Merit, a ‘Certificate of Participation’, as well as three ‘Best in Class’ recognitions. 

Compass chefs, mentored by Graham Singer, Food Operations Manager at ESS, competed alongside chefs from across the industry who participated in various competitions across three categories: Live Theatre, Culinary Art Display and Skills Arena. 

The Championship, which aims to showcase the breadth of culinary talent in the Scottish foodservice industry, took place during ScotHot 2017, Scotland’s biggest food, drink, hospitality and tourism trade show, held at the SECC Glasgow between March 15 and 16. 

Graham Singer, Food Operations Manager at ESS, said: “I am extremely proud to have led the team, which included three junior chefs, to a successful result. This was a brilliant competition which allowed our chefs to demonstrate the skills and talent we have at Compass. It is an amazing achievement for our team to have come away with an array awards.”

James Larkins, Executive Chef at Eurest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, won a Silver and a Bronze medal. He said: “The Scottish Culinary Championships gives our chefs the opportunity to showcase the high culinary standards we have across the business. I am delighted to have been recognised with two medals and thrilled as the team as a whole won a great number of awards across the board.” 




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UK Communications Team

Compass Group UK & Ireland


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