The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) is calling for entries for its bi-annual Hot Cookery competition.
Closing date for entries is 30 December for the competition which aims seeks to showcase hospital catering and to highlight the constraints and environments that hospital chefs have to work under.
Ten teams of two chefs from healthcare or NHS sites across the country will go forward to compete at the final during Hotelympia at the ExCeL London on 8 March 2018.
The final competition will see teams devise, prepare and cook a two-course hospital meal for four covers within one hour at a maximum cost of £2.10 per head. The two courses, a chicken-based main and a fruit-based dessert, will need to contain less than 10g of added sugar per portion.
Meals will also need have reduced saturated fat, sugars and salts.
Richard Kirton and Ian Cannon from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust won silver (best in class) at the HCA Hot Cookery competition last year.
For more information and to enter contact Phil Shelley, immediate past chair of the HCA at Philip.Shelley@tst.nhs.uk
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