Catering Competition 2014

2015 Olive it! catering competition

The Olive it! catering competition aims to raise awareness of one of the most highly celebrated Mediterranean foods – the humble table olive. Partnering with Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy, the competition seeks to unearth culinary talent by challenging students to create a three-course menu, with each dish incorporating green or black olives as principal ingredients.

Our eight student finalists competed in our live final at the Good Housekeeping Institute on 27th May 2015:

– Kieran McGarrigle
– Adele Lassu
– Patrick Cummins
– Linzi Birrell
– Anna Johnston
– Louis Robert Chrisholm
– Lee Hall
– James McGrath

The lucky winner of the Olive it! competition on the evening was Kieran McGarrigle from Westminster Kingsway College, who will receive an all-inclusive gastronomic weekend for two in Spain worth £4,000, as well as £400 worth of chef’s professional equipment of their choice. In addition to this, he will also soon be enjoying a priceless experience of a one-week placement at Omar Allibhoy’s award winning restaurant Tapas Revolution.

In joint second place from Colchester Institute, was James McGrath, 17, and Louis Chisholm, 17, in Colchester.