Nick and Mario bring home Gold at Hospitality 2011
Vacherin Chef’s Nick Smith and Mario Golm blew away competition at Hospitality 2011, bringing home a total of four gold medals and two best in class awards.
Vacherin Commercial Director, Phil Roker, says: “I am extremely proud of Nick and Mario. To win four gold medals and best in class twice when they were up against some of the largest catering companies in the UK, is just amazing. They are both extremely talented chefs and a testament to the Vacherin team.”
Patissier enthusiast, Nick Smith, scooped gold and best in class in the novelty cake category with his vegetable themed ‘Cordon Vert’ sugar craft creation, whilst Mario wowed the judges with his combination of ‘Halibut Basil Marinière’ and a contemporary ‘Pear Belle Helen’ in the Live Theatre Steelite International Creative Challenge, also winning gold and best in class.
The culinary duo were both awarded gold medals when they teamed up for the Figgjo Masterclass, impressing the judges with a fine dining version of ‘Cumberland Tattie Pot’ and ‘Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble’ with a special modern twist.
Nick says: “I am over the moon that we’ve done so well at the Hospitality show this year and I am thrilled that I was awarded best in class in the novelty cake category. I only started entering competitions last year but this is now my third gold medal – it means so much to me to be recognised for what I love doing.”
Mario comments: “I would like to thank my mentor at Vacherin, Alan Eggleston, for supporting me over the last few weeks – I couldn’t have done this without him.”
Nick and Mario’s outstanding achievement was highly commended by the panel of judges including Chairman of Judges, David Walklate.
Posted By: System Administrator - 28-01-2011