School chef of the year

Chocolate sponge

Chocolate sponge

Chartwells approached alexandrapatrick to help it support entrants in the School Chef of the Year competition.

Chartwells (part of the Compass Group) is the leading provider of contract catering and support services to the education sector in the UK. One of its contracts is Bexhill High Schoolwhere it has recently supported a 38 million investment in a purpose-built virtual learning environment.

It was at this cutting-edge location that alexandrapatrick were invited to shoot plated dishes that had been freshly prepared by several cooks from schools in Sussex.

These would-be masterchefs are all aiming high by entering their food in the School Chef of the Year competition. They chose alexandrapatrick to make sure their entries looked as good as they could be.

Duncan Callow, photographer said: “The standard of presentation and food wouldn t look or taste out of place in some fine dining establishments, and all areavailable to buy for just £1.95 for two courses. I was amazed.”

“The kitchens were impeccable and it was clear that the chefs preparing the meals felt that their efforts could be taken seriously. Right tools, right state of mind for cooking. It was a real eye-opener for me.”

It’s the perfect example of right food, right state of mind for studying.

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