College of West Anglia young chefs put up top showing in WorldSkills UK Eliminator

Emily's desert.

Emily's desert. - Credit: Archant

Three budding chefs from the College of West Anglia (CWA) won medals at a prestigious skills competition.

Daniel's dish.

Daniel's dish. - Credit: Archant

Students Emily Locks, 18, from Marshland St James, Alicja Szmyt, 18, from King’s Lynn, and Daniel Freear, 19, from Wisbech, were in action at the WorldSkills UK Eliminator at Colchester Institute.

Emily and Alicja achieved bronze in their competitions, while Daniel served up silver. In total, 43 chefs competed. This was narrowed down from the original 700 chefs at heats held in May.

Alex Harrison, lecturer in hospitality at CWA, said: “All the students have worked really hard over the past week with planning, making, creating and continuous improvements to all of their dishes. I am very proud of their achievements.”

He added: “Unfortunately they were not picked to go through to the final, however, this was still a huge success for CWA and our students are delighted with their achievements.

“I’d like to thank Alison Parker [hospitality lecturer at CWA] who helped me in preparing the students for the competitions and everybody that has supported us as a team with WorldSkills this year.”