LACA School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) winner Steven Cross has completed a work experience placement at Alyn Williams at the Westbury in the Westbury Hotel Mayfair as part of this year’s LACA Host a School Chef programme, sponsored by Alaska Seafood.
The programme offers school chefs across England and Wales the opportunity to spend the day in some of the most exclusive restaurants in the country.
“We have been involved with Host a School Chef from day one when LACA first introduced it and there is no doubt it is a great way for caterers in whatever part of our industry they work, to share knowledge and experience and discuss new techniques that can benefit all,” said Williams. “Steven and the team in the kitchen here have worked together brilliantly today and we have enjoyed having him along. He is clearly a talented chef who has had a lot of experience in the industry.”
Williams is an ambassador for Alaska Seafood and he and Cross are looking at ways to develop fish recipes that are school food compliant to encourage more children to eat good, healthy, nutritious seafood and help improve diets.