The first UK Sugar Championship set to launch at The Restaurant Show

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Editor 2nd October 2014
Junior chefs will be showcasing their talent as they compete for the top spot in the first UK Sugar Championship Junior Trophy. Benoit Blin Organised by the UK Pastry Club, the event, which is part of The Restaurant Show in Earls Court next week, will see six candidates under 26 compete for five hours in The Competition Theatre. This is a battle of skill as they prepare an artistic sugar sculpture. Benoit Blin MCA , UK Pastry Club Chairman, said: "The UK pastry club  is very proud to bring the first competition of its kind at The Restaurant show. “We are all really excited to see the best of our youngsters in the industry showcasing live, a beautiful skill which is pulled sugar craft.” He added: “I do hope personally that this will demonstrate what can be done with commitment and dedication and that it will inspire more to do the same in the future.” The young chefs will be keeping a steady hand and showing off their creativity in front of five famous pastry chefs with high skills in sugar works. sugar craft The Restaurant Show is a unique trade event that caters to those owning, operating and working in restaurants, hotels, dining pubs and catering companies across the UK. It’s designed to provide tools, ideas and networking opportunities with 350 suppliers in one place. The Competition Theatre will also host some of the industry’s leading competitions, including the Junior, Apprentice and Senior Compass Chef of the Year culinary competition, the Craft Guild’s National Chef of the Year as well as Young National Chef of the Year and the UK Pastry Open. Benoit explained: “This is an amazing opportunity for pastry chefs in the UK to showcase their skills and talents on centre stage, creating live in front of the public, intricate chocolate and sugar showpieces, plated desserts and entremets all at an extremely high level. sugar craft “It is very rare that we ever see a competition of this level for pastry chefs in the UK and with such a large audience, I can already imagine and feel the buzz this day will bring, drawing pastry chefs from around the country, inspiring the younger pastry chefs of today and raising the public awareness of a profession that does not get the attention it deserves. “Having several professional pastry demonstrations conducted by some of the best pastry chefs in the country during the day will add so much excitement of this event also and I am extremely happy to be behind The UK Pastry Open and supporting this amazing day.” The Restaurant Show’s programme for 2014 is stronger and more interesting than ever. As well as learning from the impressive chef line-up, a daily Business Bootcamp session will provoke thought and debate as leading industry experts discuss the latest news and trends from the industry, and tackle the most topical and controversial issues. The Restaurant Show runs from the 6th – 8th October 2014.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 2nd October 2014

The first UK Sugar Championship set to launch at The Restaurant Show