Glasgow City College triumph in Nestlé Toque d'Or 2014

03 April 2014 by
Glasgow City College triumph in Nestlé Toque d'Or 2014

Glasgow City College was announced as the 2014 Nestlé Toque d'Or winner last night with the results announced at a ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel London.

The win sees the trophy return to Scotland for the sixth time in the 26-year history of the competition.

The winning team made up of students Nikola Plhavoka, Aoife Munro and Murray McDavid picked up the trophy after a challenging four day final in March that included teams from Westminster Kingsway, City of Liverpool, Ayrshire College, Gloucester College Five Acres Campus and Bradford College.

Speaking on the night Murray, who competed as one of the team back of house, said: "We were aware we were up against some really strong teams so are incredibly proud to be able to take the trophy back to Scotland and to Glasgow City College.

"The entire experience was fantastic, and we all learnt so much. The grand final tested us to our limit but also gave us a real confidence boost that we could operate in the real world. Now we can look forward to our next steps, whatever direction they may take us."

Neil Stephens, managing director of Nestlé Professional, added: "As observers we perhaps do not always appreciate the pressure that competitions put participants under, especially one such as Nestlé Toque d'Or which tests the mettle of each student with a wide range of challenges.

"And yet, as ever, the bar has been raised at this year's event as each team not only stayed cool throughout the grand finals but also demonstrated knowledge and abilities well beyond their years.

"It is a testament not only to the skill and passion of each young person, but also to those responsible for their training, that the standards of each teams' performance was so high. I am sure that they look forward to a bright future in the industry and wish them the very best of luck for their next steps."

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