‘Toque’ marks for five colleges through to the Grand Finals

Nestlé Toque d’Or®, the UK’s premier student catering competition – announces the FIVE talented and successful colleges to have WON a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete at the 2011 Grand Final; University College Birmingham, Blackpool & The Fylde College, Belfast Metropolitan College, Grimsby Institute of Further Education, and Colchester Institute.

With the regional heats having showcased some of the most exciting dishes to be prepared in the history of the competition Neil Stephens, Managing Director at Nestlé Professional® said: “This year looks set to be one of the most competitive and interesting Grand Finals we have ever experienced.

“The raw talent and level of skill is incredibly impressive. It is great to see the colleges and the students embracing Nestlé Toque d’Or®. It really is a unique event which provides a lifetimes experience in one competition. The value can not be under­estimated. We have seen some incredibly talented individuals take part in the competition and go on to achieve real success in this dynamic sector.”

Tony Robertson, Head Judge said: “I have been blown away by what I have seen in the regional heats. One dessert in particular left me speechless. And with no shortage of enthusiasm and fighting spirit the Finals will be sure to impress.”

The countdown begins! With four months until the Grand Finals where each college must serve 100 covers at the BBC Summer Good Food Show, the teams will now face their biggest challenge to-date. The benchmark has been set high, it’s all to play for now!

For more information on the competition please visit: http://nestle-toquedor.co.uk.