School chefs to compete at Public Sector Culinary Showcase

School chefs to compete at Public Sector Culinary Showcase

School chefs across the country will be battling it out in the Public Sector Culinary Showcase at The Foodservice Show and The Professional Kitchen Show.

Taking place from 22nd-23rd January at NEC Birmingham, the new event will feature a packed Salon Culinaire, featuring chefs from various industries.

The Public Sector Culinary Showcase, sponsored by PS100, will see chefs and cooks representing several different areas of the public sector. They will be given one hour to produce a main course and dessert using the same ingredients. Importantly, these key ingredients will reflect both the budgets and nutritional guidelines they work with each day in their sector. Sectors covered include schools (LACA), universities (TUCO), hospitals (HCA) and care homes (NACC), with more to be announced shortly.

The result is a thorough look at the culinary skill and innovation currently in the public sector, and an informative session on the strict criteria chefs and cooks have to work with today.

Other features of the Salon Culinaire will be the Live Theatre, with competitions including Tilda Young Chef of the Year, The Sodexo Chef of the Year and The Dolmio & Uncle Ben’s Foodservice Student Catering Challenge. The Salon Display will be a showcase of static culinary creations and incredible skill from seniors, juniors and teams, while The Skills Theatre is dedicated to chefs at the start of their careers.

For more information about Salon Culinaire Birmingham and the full programme of competitions, visit