Chartwells exec chef joins Compass medal haul at Salon Culinaire

Chartwells exec chef joins Compass medal haul at Salon Culinaire

James Larkins, group executive chef at Chartwells, has – along with his Compass Group teammates – taken home a raft of medals at the Salon Culinaire in Birmingham.

Taking place alongside The Foodservice Show and The Professional Kitchen Show at the NEC, Birmingham on 22nd-23rd January, the Salon Culinaire highlights the skills of the entire hospitality industry.

Over 20 chefs from across Compass Group UK & Ireland took part and between them won over 20 awards, including four Best in Class awards and a prestigious Best in Show Overall.

Larkins won a double silver and a Best in Class award.

“Events like Salon Culinaire offer an amazing environment for our chefs to cook in, enabling them to showcase their culinary expertise, techniques and talent whilst competing against much respected peers,” said Nick Vadis, culinary director at Compass Group UK & Ireland. “Whether chefs are new to competitions or a seasoned professional, learnings from such events are invaluable and encourage our chefs to hone and refine their skills within their own kitchens. I am really proud of all our chefs who competed, and did a great job of demonstrating the breadth and depth of culinary skills and talent that we have within the Compass family.”