Warwick Conferences, at the University of Warwick, recently hosted 350 competitors, suppliers and guests for the National TUCO Skills Competitions, the annual showcase for culinary talents within higher and further education.
The 2016 edition saw the event move from Blackpool, where it had been based for 14 years.
Warwick Arts Centre saw the introduction of eight live kitchens with speed cook, and street food team challenges. The venue was also used for the Grand Awards Dinner.
Clive Singleton, general manager for conference park and events, said: “It was fantastic to host the annual TUCO Skills Competitions here at the University of Warwick. We welcomed a record number of competitors and attendees in what was an enjoyable two days for all involved. By using both the Rootes Building and Warwick Arts Centre we had more than enough space for all of the different competitions and set-ups, while ensuring that attendees and competitors were able to get from challenge to challenge, meet the suppliers, network and actually be able to view all competitions live.”
Julie Barker, chair of TUCO, said: “Warwick has been a fantastic setting and lived up to all expectations”.