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AFWS calls for entries to 2011 Food & Beverage Challenge

Published:  19 September, 2011

The Academy of Food and Wine Service AFWS,  is calling for chef and front of house entries to enter its AFWS Food & Beverage (FaB) Challenge 2011.

The Academy of Food and Wine Service AFWS, is calling for chef and front of house entries to enter its AFWS Food & Beverage (FaB) Challenge 2011.

The competition, which includes a 'FaB College Challenge' for students, requests entries from chef and a front-of-house teams either working in hospitality, or attending college.

Teams are required to devise, cook and present a two-course menu with suitable accompanying beverages under the theme 'Best of British'.

The winning team will receive a bursary of £1,000 towards a training or educational visit of their choice, dinner at a top restaurant and a case of Champagne.

The winning college team will receive a 'stage' at a top hotel or restaurant, a case of Champagne and dinner at a top restaurant.

The FaB Challenge is designed to encourage and reward good teamwork between front of house and back of house, giving both team members the opportunity to use their knowledge and creativity to work together to create a Best of British menu that will impress the judges.

AFWS executive director Sophie Roberts Brown, said: "The FaB Challenge aims to support learning and development and reward talent and creativity."

"This year we have expanded the range of permitted ingredients so that both menu and beverage elements represent the Best of British.

"Contestants can choose key products that represent the qualities of British food to create the ultimate menu combination."

The five best FaB Challenge entries will attend a cook and serve final in London on November 28, 2011 while the top five entries to the FaB College Challenge will receive a visit from the judges in October, when they will cook and serve their two-course menu.

The deadline for entries is 30 September 2011.