Lakefield wins Two Golds and a Silver for Professional Cookery Students

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Lakefield wins Two Golds and a Silver for Professional Cookery Students

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Erica Lana won Gold for her Bakery Skills (Display): Erica has to display 2 loaves and 12 assorted rolls. Erica said ” I felt happy and proud to win something and I thank Omero for helping me achieve it”.

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Naine won Gold for her Cupcakes (Tasted): Naine has to present 12 cupcakes in 3 different flavours. Naine said “I have learnt how I should improve in my work by taking the judge’s feedback positively and this event helped me to learn by taking people’s ideas and to experiment more in the future. I also learnt that I should practice a lot to get the best outcome and don’t leave things to the last minute”.

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Bassi won Silver for her Afternoon Tea Pastries (Tasted. Basi produced an assortment of afternoon tea pastries 16 pieces, 3 different varities. Bassi said “The competition was one of my biggest achievements of the year, not only did I get a silver medal, but I developed as a person. I feel so proud of myself and grateful for all the support given by the kitchen team at Lakefield”.

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Lakefield won the PACE Innovative Practices in Creating School Partnerships Award

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Lakefield won the PACE Innovative Practices in Creating School Partnerships Award

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Last 3rd of May 2017, Lakefield Hospitality College was awarded for the ‘Innovative Practices in Creating School Partnerships sponsored by Hobart Cooking Solutions at the PACE Awards 2017 held at the Liverpool Hilton Hotel.

The team attended the PACE National Conference which is about introducing programmes and success planning. The team divided up to listen to different workshops including Breaking Into HE To Broaden Your Horizons by Niel Rippington, Dean of the College Food, University of Birmingham. Paul Askew, Chef Patron and Steven Hesketh, Managing Director of the Know Collection gave a wonderful session about Future Labour And Desire Skills.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”8814,8815,8816,8818,8822,8821,8817,8820″ img_size=”800×600″ speed=”2000″ slides_per_view=”2″ autoplay=”yes” wrap=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The Conference was followed by Awards and a Gala dinner to acknowledge individuals, departments, schools, colleges and partnerships that have introduced outstanding learning initiatives or techniques in hospitality training and development over the last 12 months. The dinner was presented by Cyrus Todiwala, OBE on Zest Quest Asia.

Thank you to Sue Kenyan, PACE Director and to PACE for believing and for giving us the opportunity to excel in what we do. Frankie said “this award means a lot for Lakefield as we’ve worked hard in partnerships with school this year. It’s all been worth it!”

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About the Award

Innovative Practices in Creating School Partnerships

This award is looking for examples where colleges/training providers have linked successfully with schools in order to provide a rich and rewarding experience for potential hospitality students from high schools and sixth form colleges. The project should demonstrate a diverse range of realistic activities and excellent progression rates onto hospitality study programmes.

 

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Lakefield Students win Silver Medals at Hotelympia 2016

Lakefield Students win two Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal at Hotelympia 2016

 

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Three students from Lakefield took part in Hotelympia’s 20-minute Table Lay-up Competition at Excel London, one of the UK’s largest foodservice and most important hospitality events that happens every two years. We are very pleased to say, all of them received medals and which were presented by Steve Munkley, Executive Head Chef, of The Royal Garden Hotel.

This prestigious competition is sponsored by the World Skills UK Competitions. It is a 20-minute live competition, where the competitors have to lay the table for 4 covers from a menu presented to the them 5 minutes before start. They needed to use their creativity and skills to produce four different Napkin folds. Recommendations of wine were required with correct glass wear presented on the table. All work is performed against the clock under the judges’ critical observation and questioning.

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Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Student

Karleene Pailan, Silver Medallist

“It was my first time joining this kind of competition. I enjoyed it a lot and discovered new ideas. This competition allowed me to see opportunities that could help me in the future and to see different aspect professionally and as an individual. It raised my passion for the industry. It is fascinating to meet professionals and this experience made me want to take part in more competitions to increase my knowledge and skills. Our mentor prepared us for the competition, by having regular practice and we received feedback which helped us improve. I was surprised to win the competition because all the competitors worked to a very high standard, they were really good and very competitive”.

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Sian Stevens, Silver Medallist

“It was a great experience joining the competition, I was interested to see how others decorated and set their tables. We had weekly practices, I chose my theme, napkin folds and equipment for the competition which helped me to feel prepared. I’ve learnt about time management and new skills and it helped boost my confidence. I was very happy to win a silver medal; I did not expect it.”

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Wilhelmina Ebbesen, Bronze Medallist

“I really enjoyed it and I did not expect to win the competition, it felt so unreal! I thought about my table decorations a lot and I researched online to find ideas, I went with a simple theme since I wanted the food to be the focus points but wanted it not to be too simple so I add quirkiness on the plates that I used. I learned that you can always find room for improvement and you don’t really fail, you just need to learn and find a way to always improve yourself”.

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Hotelympia delivers innovation and networking opportunities for exhibitors and visitors that can’t be found anywhere else on this scale. This is the place to improve businesses performance and customer offering –  for hotel, restaurant, pub, café or catering company –  through guaranteed access to the latest products across food and drink, catering equipment, interiors, technology, careers, and waste management solutions.

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April Poblete awarded prestigious Lion Awards

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April Poblete awarded City & Guilds’ prestigious “Future Leader of the Year” Award

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April Poblete was unveiled as the latest winner of City & Guilds’ Lion Awards “Future Leader of the Year 2015” on 17th June 2015 at the exclusive Prince Albert Suite, situated in the world-famous London Zoo.

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Anastasia de Menezes wins two Bronze Medals at the Wessex Salon Culinaire

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Lakefield Level 2 student Anastasia de Menezes has won two highly-contested Bronze medals at the Wessex Salon Culinaire Competition in the Napkin Folding and the Theme Table Layup. One of the UK’s largest live culinary competitions, the Wessex Salon Culinaire took place at Brockenhurst College in the New Forest on the 27th and 28th of May.

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David Mulcahy awarded Craft Guild of Chefs Order of Merit

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Lakefield’s Patron David Mulcahy awarded Craft Guild of Chefs Order of Merit

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David Mulcahy, one of Lakefield’s Patrons has been awarded  an Order of Merit by the Craft Guild of Chefs on its 50th Anniversary last week, the highest award given by the Vice Presidents’ Council for meritorious outstanding service in furthering the aims and objectives of the Craft Guild of Chefs over the past 20 years.

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Medals for Excellence, awarded two prizes commending April Poblete and Pilu Pazos

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City and Guilds Medals for Excellence Lakefield is awarded two prizes commending April Poblete and Pilu Pazos

April Poblete and Pilu Pazos have both been awarded medals of Excellence by City and Guilds.  April in recognition for her outstanding performance in Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership and Pilu for her work as an outstanding assessor.

Every year more than 2 million people are nominated for these awards worldwide. This year only 200 nominations were short listed. It was an honour  for Lakefield to win two of these.

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Lakefield Awarded by the Craft Guild of Chefs

At an awards ceremony held on Sunday 23rd March, 2014, at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, Lakefield was presented with the 2013/14 College Certificate by the Craft Guild of Chefs for the furtherance of excellence in Catering Education and supporting the promotion of the aims of the Guild.

The awards ceremony and  prize-giving lunch was attended by five members of staff from Lakefield along with three of our patrons.