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Tilda Chef Team of the Year 2021 Finalists Announced

04 June 2021

The Tilda Chef Team of The Year 2021 is now approaching the finals!

Tilda is thrilled to announce the chef teams that have made it through to the final of Tilda Chef Team of the Year 2021 at the highly anticipated Salon Culinaire.

During the final, taking place on Wednesday 9th June 2021 at The University of West London, the judging panel will face the difficult challenge of picking the 2021 chef duo champions. The competing teams are: Alex Le’Marquand & Neal Harding from the RAF; Wayne Corbett & Nicola Harper from Compass Group UK & Ireland; Andrew Foulis & Marina Kritikopoulou from the House of Commons; Istvan (Steve) Jonas & Ross Hamilton from Sodexo SFRS Scotland; Saurav Nath & Vaibhav Patil from JKS Restaurants; Terry O’Riordan & Oliver Jordan from The Craft Guild of Chefs; Stuart Dos-Anjos & George Johnson from Cheshire College South and West; Leon Witter & Alexis Becerra-Salas from Compass (Princess Grace Hospital) and Lijo Joy & Sherin Sebastian from Compass (Caterham School).

Tilda Foodservice will be joined by an esteemed judging panel comprised of Café Spice Namaste Chef Patron Cyrus Todiwala; David Mulcahy, Culinary Ambassador for Food Development & Innovation at Sodexo UK & Ireland; British Airways UK Lounge Executive Head Chef, Frank Coughlan; Harry Lomas, Head of Culinary at Wembley Stadium and representing Tilda Foodservice, Jo Witchell.

Speaking about the competition, Annette Coggins, Head of Foodservice, Tilda UK says:

“It’s so rewarding to see that while the hospitality industry is in recovery, so many chef teams are excited to compete and do what they love most. There is an excellent array of finalists from all sectors who will bring so much to the competition, we at Tilda are looking forward to seeing what they will create with our rice! Good luck chefs!”

Annette Coggins, Head of Foodservice, Tilda UK

The finalists will have 45 minutes to prepare four portions of a main and dessert which use rice at the heart of each dish. The winning criteria consists of creative dishes which celebrate global cuisines, inspiring trends and exquisite flavour combinations.

Along with the prestigious title and joining Tilda’s Winning Circle, the triumphant chef team will be awarded with the famous blue trophy and bank a gastro trip to Italy for when it’s safe to travel.
The competition will be live tweeted throughout the day on 9th June and can be tracked on Twitter by following @TildaChef and #TCTOTY.