The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Saturday, 11 July

The Lunch Bunch – Chef Pair Take SCOTYs

The Lunch Bunch – Chef Pair Take SCOTYs
17th February 2020
 

Two Atalian Servest chefs have each won regional School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) awards in the West Midlands and the South West.

The pair work in Atalian's specialist education and healthcare catering brand called Academy.

Academy’s School Chef Jennifer Brown won the South West region SCOTY and Chef Manager Lee Taylor won the West Midlands SCOTY. Both School Chefs have secured places in the National SCOTY final, run by the School Food People (LACA).

 

Jennifer Brown South West Winner

 

“Jennifer and Lee are incredibly talented individuals and are both a credit to Atalian Servest. This is a wonderful achievement for them and we will be fully supporting them in the final.”

-Daniel Dickson

CEO UK & Ireland, Atalian Servest

£1.30 per meal

 

During the regional SCOTY competitions, chefs had 90 minutes to prepare four portions of a main course and a dessert suitable for 11-year-olds in schools, with a maximum spend allowance of £1.30 per meal.

Brown, is based at Sarum Academy in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Her main dish was a chicken and tarragon ravioli with lemon and garlic dressed carrot and courgette topped with parmesan. The dessert was a chocolate brownie base topped with cheesecake and fruits of the forest.

 

Vegetarian

 

Taylor cooks at John Gulson Primary School in Coventry. He won with a vegetarian inspired dish from Bangladesh ‘for a life on the open sea’. He created a vegetarian chickpea and spinach curry in a chapati boat on a sea of red lentil dahl with salad refresher. His dessert was a classic Indian Keer with a twist using burnt orange segment and a flavoured custard tea.

 

Lee Taylor West Midlands Finalist

 

National Final

 

The SCOTY National Final will be held on 5 March 2020 in Warwickshire. Twelve school chefs will compete for the £1,000 cash prize as well as the 2020 LACA School Chef of the Year trophy. They will also receive an invitation to a calendar of catering industry events and a work experience trip.

 

Picture: School Chef Jennifer Brown won the South West region SCOTY and Chef Manager Lee Taylor won the West Midlands SCOTY.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer – published 17th February 2020

Share



Related Articles

Chartwells Launches Partnership with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Chartwells, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s specialist provider of catering to the education sector, has announced a charity partnership with the Dame Kelly Holmes...

 Read Full Article
Veganuary - Planting The Seed Of Plant-Based Diets

As many people turn to healthy eating regimes in the New Year to offset festive indulgences, Sodexo, is giving customers a helping hand by encouraging the uptake of...

 Read Full Article
How Will Catering Change When we Return to our Offices?

Concerned about how post-lockdown office catering might work? Dean Kennett from Fooditude tells us how it can be done safely. Dean Kennett is the founder of Fooditude,...

 Read Full Article
BDO's Head Of Facilities Named As EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model

Satvir Bungar, Managing Director & BDO’s Head of Facilities Sector M&A, has been recognised in this year’s EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model...

 Read Full Article
Fooditude Reopens Kitchen To Serve Those Most In Need During COVID-19

London-based contract caterer Fooditude has reopened its kitchen to help feed the most vulnerable people in their local community. They are serving vulnerable and...

 Read Full Article
Compass Group Recognises The Critical Role Of Its Front Line Employees

Compass Group, the UK’s largest food and support services company, is announcing new measures to recognise the efforts of its colleagues and support its communities...

 Read Full Article
Atalian Servest Extends £3.7m Contract With The Post Office

Atalian Servest has extended its multi-service contract, worth £3.7m, with the Post Office for a further two years.  The contract between Atalian Servest...

 Read Full Article
Golden Service Awards See Key Themes Of Respect, Diversity & Wellbeing

March 4 saw the biennial Golden Service Awards take place at the London Hilton on Park Lane – the awards are amongst the most sought-after accolades in the FM and...

 Read Full Article
BCIA Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced the finalists for the BCIA Awards 2020. The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) represents...

 Read Full Article
Union Demands Immediate Sick Pay For Outsourced Workers With Suspected COVID-19

If people feel forced to work in hospitals – or any other workplace – while ill, coronavirus will become a national health crisis, claims a union representing...

 Read Full Article