Warwick Conferences’ trio of chefs set for Copper Skillet competition

Three members of the catering team at Warwick Conferences are preparing to compete for the chance to represent the UK at the International Association of Conference Centres’ (IACC) Copper Skillet Championships.

Chef de Parties David Webb, Ryan Dare and Ben Edwards will be heading to Wyboston Conference Centre on 3 June to compete in this year’s competition.

Competitors will need to make a dish that is suitable for conference catering from a mystery basket of ingredients. Chefs are then given 30 minutes to cook and present their dish to the judges, where their presentation, balance of flavours, technique and the hygiene standard of the workstation will be assessed.

There will be two heats – one senior (26 and over), one junior (under 26) – and a winner from each UK heat will then compete to represent Europe at the 2020 IACC Americas Conference. All three representatives from Warwick Conferences will be entering the senior competition, which is open to any chef working at an IACC member venue across the world.

Mark Ralph, Head of Catering at Warwick Conferences, said: “The IACC Copper Skillet competition is a great opportunity for our chefs, as it really showcases the skills which each member of the award-winning catering team here at Warwick Conferences possess. David, Ryan and Ben all have our full support here at Warwick Conferences and we can’t wait to see what dishes they will create.”

Warwick Conferences’ catering team has been recognised for their support of using local produce and has bronze level accreditation with the Soil Association.

The IACC is a global community of passionate people and companies delivering innovative and exceptional meeting experiences. The Copper Skillet competitions run alongside the annual meetings which take place on a country, regional and global level.

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