14/03/11 – Appleford School Head Chef wins three awards at the British Open Cookery Championships

In January, Wayne Harris, Chef at Appleford School, competed in the British Open Cookery Championships held at the NEC in Birmingham.

Wayne competed in three classes on one day and was awarded a Silver in the ‘Restaurant Plated Main Courses,’ a category where there were over twenty entries. He also won two Bronze awards for ‘Restaurant Plated Deserts’ (his was the only medal awarded) and was deemed the best in the class. In his final class, the ‘Master Chef’s Grand Prix’, he took part in a live competition and was part of a team of three chefs. Wayne added:Appleford Chef Awards

“It was an exhausting day but extremely rewarding. I competed alongside some inspiring and acclaimed chefs and was honoured to receive my three awards.”

Following his continued success, Wayne has been asked to join a panel of judges for the Major Series which is a series of competitions nationwide organised by the Craft Guild of Chefs.

Wayne has also competed at world level in the World Culinary Cup in 2002 and the Culinary Olympics in 2004, where he won silver medals.

For further information call Appleford School on: 01980 621020 or ring Constance Eyre, at The Mustard Agency, on 01722 744033.

Our picture shows: Wayne Harris with several of his awards.

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