Toque d’Or shortlist revealed

Nestlé Professional has announced the shortlist of rising industry talent set to compete in the heats of the 2021 Toque d’Or competition. Despite the current climate, this year saw a record-breaking 956 entries from 40 individual colleges and 40 businesses looking to take part in the competition.

This year’s heats will welcome 112 students, apprentices and young professionals from a wide range of colleges and employers across the country. Each candidate, lecturer and employer will receive an e-mail from Nestlé Professional to indicate whether they have been successful. 

Katya Simmons, managing director of Nestlé Professional UK&I, said: “In what has been a challenging year for hospitality, I am delighted with the standard of entries we have received. The passion and dedication of each competitor is a credit to our industry and I am excited to welcome them to the heats.

“We are proud to support the next generation and provide them with the opportunity to learn and grow in their career. Good luck to all of the 2021 competitors.”

A virtual cooking/drinks challenge will be held on 15th April, with the finalists being announced on the 30th. The finals will then be held on 28th June before being broadcast in July.

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