Will Torrent takes over @Gnoshers Twitter account

In need of a helping hand to create the perfect Christmas dinner? Or perhaps you’d like some tips for making a traditional cranberry sauce with an innovative festive twist? Well, thanks to gourmet dips brand G’NOSH, you can have all your Christmas conundrums answered by an expert.

To celebrate the Christmas season of goodwill and over-indulgence, G’NOSH is sharing its @gnoshers Twitter account with Will Torrent – award winning Chef, Pâtissier and Chocolatier, Waitrose Consultant, TV chef and media personality.

Will works with celebrity chefs including Heston Blumenthal, Jamie Oliver and Delia Smith, so he’s the ideal person to answer all your Christmas cooking questions.

The @gnoshers Twitter account will play host to a live Q&A session with Will on Thursday 6th December (3pm-5pm GMT). Will is going to exclusively reply live from G’NOSH HQ, to all those who submit their Christmas kitchen conundrums and cookery questions ahead of, or during, the event.

All you have to do is tweet your question to @gnoshers with the hash tag #AskWill.

For more information go to: http://www.gnosh.co.uk/


Will to appear at Jimmy's Farm Christmas Fayre

On Sunday 9th December Will is demoing some quick and simple Christmas desserts at Jimmy Doherty's Christmas Fayre, based on his famous farm. Other events at the Fayre will include an amazing turkey demonstration, carol singers, hog roast, over 40 stalls and more. The farm became famous following a BBC documentary about Jimmy's exploits in setting up The Essex Pig Company. Will and Jimmy have recently worked together on a new Channel 4 TV show which will be out later this year.

For more information see here: http://jimmysfarm.com/christmas-fayre/


Hat Trick of Awards for Waitrose

  

On Thursday 8th Nov, The Grosvenor House Hotel in London played host to the 2012 prestigious Quality Food Awards. Will was in attendance with Waitrose for whom he is a Consultant Pastry Chef. Waitrose celebrated by winning 3 prestigious Q Awards for their Chilli Pesto, LOVE Life Lemon Rasam Soup and Seriously Passion Fruit Assiette.

Will’s contribution along with team members Jan Maish (Product Developer), Will Watts (Technologist), Amy Hall and David Stone (Buyers), helped to win the "Other Seasonal Category Q Award" with their Seriously Passion fruit Assiette. All were there along with representatives from dessert producer Rhokett to collect the award, which was presented by Food Critic and Broadcaster Jay Rayner.

"Very rich and tasty", was the verdict of one impressed judge who also said the product was "very well presented" and another praised the "interesting good passion fruit flavours, real rich cocoa notes and light aerated textures" and said it created a "wow" factor at the table. One taster also said the quality made it a "restaurant style" product with "each dessert distinct in flavour despite common ingredients".

On winning the award, Will Torrent commented; "Having developed the Passionfruit Assiette along with the Waitrose dessert team, winning the Q Award really was a fantastic and proud moment! We all worked really hard on the dessert and love it too. Collecting the award with everyone made it even more sweet!.....A fantastic night for Waitrose and the team!


Will Interviewed For FE Week

Will has been interviewed for FE Week about his training and involvement in WorldSkills. FE Week is a weekly newspaper offering a mixture of news, expert comment, features and technical information for management working in colleges and private training providers, and those interested in this sector, including government, policy shapers and other service providers

To read the interview click HERE.


Will Torrent Recipes For Waitrose Weekend Magazine

Will has written 4 great baking recipes for Waitrose Weekend Magazine to tie in with National Baking Week and the conclusion to the current series of The Great British Bake Off.

The recipes featured in the magazine are for Ginger & honey biscuits with chocolate & honey dip, Bakewell crumble muffins, Sticky toffee tealoaf and Duchy Golden Ale & dark chocolate cake.

Waitrose Weekend is available free instore at Waitrose, otherwise you can view a selection of the recipes on the links below:

Sticky Toffee Tealoaf
Duchy Golden Ale & Dark Chocolate Cake
Bakewell Crumble Muffins

  


Waitrose TV Feat. Will Torrent for National Baking Week

  

To celebrate National Baking Week, Celebrity Chef Will Torrent has teamed up with the exciting and newly launched Waitrose TV, which is the first purely food-related online video channel from a retailer.

Waitrose TV & Will Torrent have filmed 3 delicious baking recipes; Bakewell Crumble Muffins, Duchy Golden Ale and Dark Chocolate Cake, Sticky Toffee Earl Grey Tea Loaf.

To view these delights simply go to www.waitrose.com/tv

Will says..."I am really excited to help launch Waitrose TV this week alongside the likes of Heston, Delia, Dhruv, Lisa Faulkner and others and to celebrate National Baking Week - it’s like my perfect week. Waitrose TV is going to be the go to place for great recipes, exciting videos and inspiration. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!"


Waitrose Launch Online Food Video Hub

  

Will Torrent is pleased to announce that he will be part of Waitrose TV, the first purely food-related online video channel from a retailer.

Waitrose TV, available through waitrose.com, will feature six channels to make it as easy as possible for viewers to find inspiration. There will be channels dedicated to food, drink, health, ethical sourcing and seasonal events such as Christmas, with recipes, how-to guides, ideas and interviews. Other experts involved, offering their exclusive recipes and cooking tips, include Delia, Heston Blumenthal, Dhruv Baker, Sam Stern, The Fabulous Baker Brothers and Silvana Franco.

For more details on Waitrose TV CLICK HERE.

  


Twitter Takeover

Will Torrent will be doing a Twitter Takeover on 20th September between 3-5pm for National Cupcake Week in association with British Baker Magazine. If you would like Will to answer your cupcake related questions please tweet them to @CupcakeWeek, using the hashtag #AskWillTorrent.


National Cupcake Week

This week is National Cupcake Week and to celebrate Will has provided 2 special recipes for the website, an "Eton Mess" and "Black Forest" Cupcake. The recipe's are available in the FOOD section of the website.

  


Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2012

Will Torrent will be taking part in the Fine Food Forum at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2012. Held at London Olympia, the trade only event runs from 2-4 September. Will's presentation, "Architecture of Taste; building flavours for a reason and not innovating for the sake of it" will be held at 11am on 3rd September.

For more information on the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, please visit www.specialityandfinefoodfairs.co.uk/.


The Pampered Chef and Will Torrent - Working Together To Cook Up A Storm

  

The Pampered Chef are proud to announce its partnership with award winning Pastry Chef and Chocolatier, Will Torrent. The Pampered Chef is the premier direct selling company in the UK for high quality kitchen tools and is heading into its 13th year in the UK! Consultants demonstrate multi-purpose kitchen tools at interactive, in-home cooking shows. Everyone gets involved in making the recipe, tasting the results and shopping from the full range of products from the comfort of their own home.

Vanessa Clayton, Director of Marketing for The Pampered Chef said: "The partnership coincides with a stunning new-look catalogue allowing The Pampered Chef to appeal to a younger generation. With the rise in popularity of cooking amongst men, unquestionably aided by male celebrity Chefs, we're delighted to partner with Will, as his style and expertise captures the imagination of a new audience of both men and women."

Will has worked with some of the country's greatest chefs in some of the best establishments and represented the UK in his chosen field. He will be working alongside The Pampered Chef to develop innovative new recipes, endorse the quality products and provide Consultants with chef tips and advice.

Will Torrent said: "I am delighted to be working closely with The Pampered Chef team. From the moment I was introduced to the Pampered Chef I was so impressed with the fantastic equipment as the professional quality products speak for themselves. I hope to inspire people by teaching new tricks and techniques and developing new recipes to be recreated at home to enhance the full Pampered Chef experience".

This partnership reinforces The Pampered Chef's ongoing commitment to encourage home cooking by turning simple meals into the spectacular with cooking solutions for every budget.

Products and recipe books can be bought online at www.pamperedchef.co.uk or through in-home cooking shows and catalogue shows. Call 0800 9 555 888 to find a consultant in your area or become a consultant yourself.

To download the full press release, please CLICK HERE.


Will Torrent Hosts VQ Day 2012

  

Will Torrent recently hosted the fifth annual VQ Day. Held at the prestigious BAFTA in London, VQ Day is a national celebration of vocational qualifications for students, teachers and employers. It shines a light on and recognises the millions of talented and skilled people throughout the UK who are awarded VQs.

For more information on VQ Day, please visit www.vqday.org.uk.


The Diamond Jubilee Picnic Hampers

The Diamond Jubilee was a fantastic celebration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the country as a whole. Four days of pomp and circumstance to celebrate 60 years since The Queen's coronation. Through his personal involvement in the organisation of The Diamond Jubilee Picnic Hampers, donated and supplied by Waitrose for all lucky ballot winners to the Diamond Jubilee Concert organised by Gary Barlow, it was also a moment of personal pride and achievement for Will Torrent. "From the word go, to actually work on the picnic that was served at the Palace on the Jubilee was a great honour."

Will and the team at Waitrose were asked to work with Mark Flanagan, the Royal Chef, and Heston Blumenthal to create the picnic baskets that would be served at the Jubilee Concert. "We took classic dishes and gave them a modern twist," Will says. "We thought, 'What are some of the great dishes of the Queen's reign?' and decided on Eton mess since the princes went to Eton. We asked ourselves how it could be made more modern and so we looked at altering the cream with yoghurt marbled with rosewater and strawberries from Sandringham and we topped it with meringue pieces, oat butter crumble and fresh strawberries."

"Working with the team at the Palace was amazing too. They have cooked for so many Royals and Heads of State so their experience was invaluable to help us create the final selection of dishes.

In recognition of their hard work Will and the team were then guests at The Diamond Jubilee Concert where he was able to meet with The Overtones and other high profile faces including the Prime Minister and his wife, Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Coe.


Will Featured In Caterer & Hotelkeeper

Will has featured in the Revelations section of Caterer & Hotelkeeper magazine. To read the article please go to PRESS section of the site.


Will Judging At National Cupcake Championship

  

Will has been asked to be part of the judging panel at this years National Cupcake Championship. Those who make the shortlist will be invited to an exclusive event at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, on 2 July. The competition will reward six separate categories and ultimately crown an overall National Cupcake Champion 2012.


Will Torrent Interview For The Times

Will was recently interviewed for The Times newspaper in their Graduate section. The interview looks at Will's involvement with the picnic baskets for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace.


Will Torrent Guardian Interview

Will Torrent has been interviewed by Anna Tims for The Guardian newspaper. The article looks at Will's daily working life inside and outside of Waitrose. To read the article CLICK HERE.

  


Will Torrent Chocolate Masterclass

On March 23rd at 3pm GMT, in conjunction with Barry Callebaut, Restaurant Magazine and Big Hospitality, Will is taking part in a Chocolate Masterclass, streamed live on the internet from the Barry Callebaut headquarters, hosted by Alan Murchison, michelin starred chef. This is an unmissable event for all professionals with a passion and interest in pastry and chocolate! This masterclass will provide a fascinating insight into the world of chocolate as Will demonstrates exciting and innovative desserts. There will also be the opportunity for you to interact with the live demonstration and ask Will questions on what you are watching! All those who register will also be entered into a draw to attend the event in person!!

To register for the event CLICK HERE.


Award Winning Patissier Will Torrent Supports VQ Day 2012

Will Torrent is lending his support to the fifth annual VQ Day - a celebration of the millions of people who gain a vocational qualification every year.

In his role as VQ Day ambassador, Will is hosting the national VQ Day event for England, which will be held at the prestigious BAFTA in London on Wednesday 20th June.

Will says: "As a passionate supporter of vocational learning, it's an honour to be invited to support VQ Day this year. Vocational qualifications provide young people with first-hand experience and a clear route to a successful career, whether in patisserie, engineering, fashion design or robotics. Vocational learners deserve to have their achievements recognised and celebrated - and that is what VQ Day is all about."

Jan Hodges, CEO of independent education foundation Edge, which leads the plans for VQ Day added: "We are delighted to have Will on board for VQ Day 2012. He is a talented and inspiring ambassador for vocational learning, and his experience demonstrates how technical, practical and vocational skills can lead to successful and fulfilling careers."

VQ Day 2012 will recognise the value high quality vocational qualifications bring to communities around the UK and will be marked by events at colleges, schools, businesses and learning providers across the country, including award ceremonies and open days. National events will also be held in London, Northern Ireland and Wales.

For more information on VQ Day, please visit www.vqday.org.uk.


Will Torrent On Nick Coffer's Weekend Kitchen

Will Torrent was a guest again on "Nick Coffer's Weekend Kitchen" on BBC 3 Counties Radio. This weekend's show was "Sweet Treats With A Healthy Twist" and Will presented recipes for a "Chocolate & Venison Chilli Con Carne", "Peach Melba With A Twist" and a healthy Chocolate Cake.


Will supports the New Era for Apprenticeships

In his role as WorldSkills UK Ambassador, Will was on hand on Wednesday 8th February 2012 to help launch a new era for Apprenticeships at The House of Commons, along side Skills Minister John Hayes MP and the National Apprenticeship Service. Will also hosted his infamous 'Marzipan Have a Go' demonstration alongside fellow Chocolatier and former WorldSkills 2009 competitor Alistair Birt where guests at the reception had a go at making marzipan animals, one of the tasks at WorldSkills.

On the new era, Will said: "It’s about reaching out to more and more people, and saying you know what, being in a skill, being in a vocation can be cool, it can be sexy, it's trendy and it can lead to a lot of amazing things."

John Hayes MP also launched a brand new exciting Skills Show for the UK which will be an annual celebration of skills in the UK and will also see the final team selection for the WorldSkills UK Team. Packed full of skills competitions and with top employers, specialist careers, training and Apprenticeship advice, Have a Go activities and some of the biggest names in skills and education all under one roof, The Skills Show is an unrivalled skills experience to inspire the fashion designers, web developers, engineers and builders of tomorrow.

The Skills Show also celebrates the achievements of some of the UK's most talented Apprentices and other highly skilled young people contributing to a new era for skills in the UK. The event will be held on 15-17 November 2012 at the NEC Birmingham.

  


Will Aboard HMS Brocklesby

The Royal Navy have posted an article about Will's visit aboard the HMS Brocklesby. Organised as part of World Skills week at London Excel Will learned what it's like serving three square meals a day to a fighting force on the front line of a high profile conflict. To read the article CLICK HERE.

  


Will On BBC Radio Berkshire

On Friday 23rd December Will appears along side Musical Director Laurie Holloway and a host of other stars including Kenny Lynch, Barry Mason and Rolf Harris in Anne Diamond's Live Carol show from Laurie's studio. Listen in from 12 till 1 in the afternoon for some festive cheer, carols and classic Christmas songs including Will's version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town". Listen HERE.


Will Writes For Waitrose Weekend

Will has written an article for Waitrose Weekend, available in all Waitrose stores nationwide. He has written about his number one passion; chocolate and the benefits of eating good quality chocolate and how to taste chocolate properly. You can download the article HERE.


Will Interviewed on Premier Radio

Will was on the "Men @ Work" show on Premier Radio this weekend. Interviewed by presenter Nick Battle, Will talked about his life, loves and of course cooking. You can listen to the show HERE.


Will Helps Promote British Pub Week

  

Licensees will be able to vote for their favourite British 'pub grub' as part of British Pub Week, which kicks off 28th October.

Three celebrity chefs have contributed recipes to a leaflet entitled 'Celebrity Pub Grub', and publicans are urged to vote for their favourite of the three meals to stand a chance of winning a signed recipe book.

Will Torrent, Peter Bayless and Tom Bridge are all fully behind British Pub Week, which celebrates all that is good about the Great British Pub, and licensees still have time to plan events in line with the week-long celebration.

Torrent said: "Where else does a cross section of society discuss the issues of the day, the commute to work, that awful tackle which led to the penalty, moan about the government and drink some of the best beer in the world? The Great British Pub."

"Now is the time for the Great British Public to get behind our locals to make sure they don't make an early appearance in the history books! It's really important that the public get behind our locals and support them as they support us and or communities!"

You can download the Celebrity Pub Grub leaflet HERE.


Nudo Italia Twitter Takeover for National Baking Week

To celebrate National Baking Week, Nudo offered the chance to get all your baking questions and conundrums answered by an expert - award winning Pâtissier and Chocolatier - Will Torrent.

The @NudoItaliaUK Twitter account played host to a Q&A session with Will which focused on all things baking; providing hints and tips to those who submitted questions ahead of or during the event.

To mark the event Will also created a couple of recipes using Nudo Olive Oils; "Mandarin and Basil Chocolate Cupcakes" and "Roasted Apricot and Butternut Squash Cake". You can download these recipes HERE.


Chocolate Unwrapped 2011

Will took part in Chocolate Unwrapped at Vinopolis in London. The highlight of Chocolate Week, at Chocolate Unwrapped visitors could immerse themselves in a decadent celebration of chocolate; marvel at chocolate sculptures, watch chocolate cooking demonstrations and taste a variety of exciting new flavours, new chocolate, unexpected pairings and classic favourites from the world’s top chocolatiers.

Will's demonstration was entitled "Ordinary Cakes with Extraordinary Flavours" and presented recipes for a "Dark Chocolate and Golden Ale Cake", a "Hot And Healthy Chocolate Cake" and "Tabasco Red Pepper Chocolate Truffles". If you would like to download the recipes you can get a pdf HERE.


WorldSkills London 2011

Will travelled to London as UK Ambassador to WorldSkills London 2011 along side the victorious Team UK and a host of talented WorldSkills UK Alumni. Will's role as an Ambassador included cooking on board HMS Brocklesby, a minesweeper ship from the Royal Navy that had just returned from service in Libya, cooking live on stage with Brian Turner and Alistair Birt in "Ready Steady Confectionery" and co-presenting the WorldSkills UK Awards as well as leading VIP tours that included HRH Princess Anne and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Will also made an appearance on ITV1's Daybreak talking about the week.

As a WorldSkills UK Champion, Will is responsible for encouraging organisations to get involved in WorldSkills UK competitions, raising the level of skills and the aspirations of young people and increasing the number of participants in these skills competitions. Will won the first Medallion of Excellence for any British Pastry Chef at the 2007 competition in Japan.

  

Team UK won a total of 13 Medals including 5 Gold, 2 Silver, 6 Bronze and 13 Medallions of Excellence placing the UK fifth in the world overall.

  


GDI International Retail Summit

Will appeared at the GDI International Retail Summit in Zurich, Switzerland last week on behalf of Waitrose along side Head of Brand Development and Innovation; Sam Dickson. Will spoke about the new chocolate developments he has just completed at Waitrose that will sit in the "Seriously" brand. Over 200 Swiss retail giants also enjoyed some of Will's signature chocolates. One Tweet from the audience hailed Will as "Switzerland's new Chocolate Hero!"

  


Will In Deserts Magazine

Will Torrent is featured in the new issue of Desserts Magazine as part of the 'British Invasion' (Issue #21). In a section labeled 'Desserts Fit for a King' Will presents his 'Millionaire Shortbread', 'Catherine Peach and William's Pear Trifle' and his take on an Eton Mess. You can view the latest issue HERE.

  


Will In Hello Magazine

Will Torrent is featured in this weeks Hello Magazine (Issue number 1177, dated 6th June). As part of the Cookery Masterclass, Will presents his take on a classic, the Black Forest Gateaux.

  


Will Torrent On BBC Radio

Will Torrent will be a guest on "Nick Coffer's Weekend Kitchen" this weekend (14th May). He will be interviewed plus presenting and cooking his version of a classic 3 course British menu.


Will Torrent Acts As Consultant To Waitrose

Will has now been asked to act as a consultant to Waitrose, suggesting and refining recipe's for their pre-prepared dishes. One of the recent tasks was working as part of the creative team behind Heston Blumenthal's Royal Wedding Trifle.


Will Torrent Scoops the 2010 Acorn Scholarship

The 2010 Acorn Scholarship has been awarded to Will Torrent, a pastry chef at Bachmann’s Patisserie & Chocolate Creations, Thames Ditton.

Will and 11 other finalists were chosen to present to a panel of prestigious judges where each candidate was carefully deliberated. Will was awarded the Scholarship for his passion and ambition to open his own patisserie, teaching business and champagne and dessert bar. The Acorn Scholarship will give Will the opportunity to work alongside greats such as Michael Caines and use the business prowess of James Horler to develop his skills over the next 12 months.

Presenting Will with his award, Michael Caines, MBE, commented: “Will’s ambition and passion really stood out. He gave an excellent presentation and was able to identify exactly where he wants to be in five years time and how the Scholarship can help. At just 23, Will has already had a huge amount of success thanks to his determination and go-get attitude. We have no doubt that he is a worthy winner of the Acorn Scholarship and look forward to helping him achieve great things.”

Having a grandfather who trained and worked as a chef and a great-uncle who owned a patisserie in Paris, it came as no surprise that Will wanted to pursue a successful career in hospitality. He has won several awards, including the Craft Guild of Chefs Young Chef of the Year Award 2009 and competed in the International WorldSkills Competition in Japan, mentored by Yolande Stanley MCA, where he was awarded a conveted medallion of excellence – the first for any British pastry chef.

Will comments: “Winning the Acorn Scholarship is such an honour. I have seen what last year’s winner, Simone Sylvestre, has achieved since winning and it’s incredible to think that I will have the same opportunity. I can’t wait to meet with my mentors and plan the year ahead, it’s like a dream come true.”

The standard of entry was so high this year that Joel Fagg, food and beverage manager, Barcelo Hotels and Resorts, was also highly commended for his enthusiasm and well thought-out presentation. Acorn Scholarship judge, Christian Armstrong, head of human resources, Thistle Hotel Group, will be mentoring Joel in the coming months.

Claire Sullivan, marketing director, Unilever Foodsolutions, concludes: This was the first year that I have judged the Acorn Scholarship and I was amazed at the high standard of entries and the passion of these youngsters. Many are in their early 20’s and it filled me with pride and confidence to know that these young professionals are aspiring for such great things in the hospitality industry. I’m sure we’ll be seeing a few of them in the near future.”


Will wins Young Chef of the Year at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2009!

An exceptional young chef from Bachmanns in Thames Ditton has won a coveted industry 'Oscar' from the most respected association dedicated to culinary excellence in the UK.

Will Torrent, 23, from Iver in Buckinghamshire is a pastry chef at Bachmanns Patisserie walked away with The Young Chef of the Year Award at the glittering Craft Guild of Chefs Awards at London Hilton, Park Lane on Monday 1st June which saw more than 600 people from across the industry and beyond, including the Craft Guild of Chefs' royal patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex, flocked to see 13 finalists pick up a 'Chef's Oscar', as they are known in the industry, plus a special award for Heston Blumenthal.

Bachmanns Head Pastry Chef, Gregory Crouch Cadoni said "I am delighted for Will - this is a real accolade for a Pastry Chef, and I view this as a compliment to the entire brigade here."

MD, Chris Bachmann added: "Will has really settled in well here and has continued to improve since he arrived. He has become another valued member of my Staff, and if his progress continues he has the potential to become an inspiration for the next generation of young pastry chefs."

Nick Vadis, chairman of the Craft Guild of Chefs - the most respected association dedicated to culinary excellence in the UK - said: The awards go from strength to strength. "We had a phenomenal number of entries this year, which really goes to highlight the passion and skills in all sectors of our industry.

"Judging this year was particularly hard and the decisions were well debated by our stellar judging panels. I would like to thank all our nominees and winners for their significant contribution to the industry and a big well done to all our 2009 champions."

Speaking at the event Will Torrent commented: "It's fantastic to be recognised by chefs and for a pastry chef to win young chef of the year makes it even more sweet and I still can't believe it. The evening was made even more special with Heston winning the special achievement award, as my first week in a kitchen was with him at The Fat Duck when I was 15!".

Will Torrent is no stranger to success, in 2007 he competed in the International WorldSkills Competition in Shizuoka, Japan where he was awarded a medallion of excellence beating off the likes of France, Germany and Switzerland. The WorldSkills Competition is the biggest skills competition in the world and is held every two years in one of its member countries. Its sets world class standards in over 40 skill categories ranging from cabinet making to web design. Over four days of tough competition, young people drawn now from 51 member nations test themselves against tough international standards. The ultimate prizes are gold, silver and bronze medals.

Simon Bartley, CEO of UK Skills commented; "Following his participation in WorldSkills it has been a great pleasure to track Will's career, which is going from strength to strength. Will's story is proof not only of the fantastic opportunities that exist for those wishing to purse a vocational career, but also of the benefits of taking part in skills competitions which allow those who take part to develop and benchmark their skills. I hope others will read his story and be inspired".

Now in their 16th year, the Awards cover all aspects of the chef profession, from education to pubs and cost sector to banqueting, and nominees do not have to be a member of the Guild.

  


Will wins Silver at Salon Culinaire 2009!

Following his success at the same competition two years ago and now working at Bachmann's full-time, and WorldSkills under his belt, Will was delighted to win a silver medal for his chocolate petit fours at the competition held at Birmingham's NEC arena.

Will's fine selection consisted on six chocolates created by him at Bachmann's. Including Cassis, Earl Grey and Orange, Apricot Crumble bar, Cardamom and pistachio, Mango and Passionfruit and Champagne, the judges including Keith Hurdman of Thorntons, were impressed and awarded a silver medal in a class where no golds were awarded.

Keith Hurdman commented; "a well thought out range of chocolates and colourful, as well as showing lots of skills and well presented".