Warwick Conferences has struck Gold at the The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Competitions 2017 for a second consecutive year.
Warwick Conferences also hosted the annual culinary skills competition organised by TUCO for a second consecutive year and welcomed50 members and 150 delegates from universities across the UK compete against each other in a wide range of activities.
The event made use of both the Rootes Building and Warwick Arts Centre, with the former venue hosting the Bar Skills competition, Speed Cook, Cook & Serve and the Chefs’ Challenge. Butterworth Hall in Warwick Arts Centre hosted the Salon Culinaire and Barista Skills competition, while social dinners took place in both venues, as well as at Scarman.
The University of Warwick achieved five Gold awards during the competition with Dana-Maria Danut, one of the baristas in the Café Bar, winning Gold in the TUCO 2017 Barista Skills Competition.
The Chef’s Challenge Gold award went to Glyn Jacklin and Richard Dutton from University College Birmingham and the Campus Speed Cook Challenge Gold went to Chris Murphy from the University of Chester.
Clive Singleton, Warwick Conference’s GM Conference Park & Events, said: “We were delighted to once again host the annual TUCO Competitions and it was fantastic to see so many of the University of Warwick team announced as Gold winners at the Gala Awards dinner, which took place in the Butterworth Hall on the final day. All in all it was a very successful event.”
A full list of winners from the 2017 TUCO Skills Competitions can be found here