LACA Finishing Touches decorated novelty cake winner
Finishing Touches overall winning entry
Leanne Oliver-Pulford wins LACA’s Finishing Touches school chef competition
13/07/2017 - 10:17
School chef Leanne Oliver-Pulford’s decorated novelty cake not only won that category, but was named overall winner of LACA’s Finishing Touches salon culinaire competition.

The Hampshire County Council Catering Services (H3CS) employee triumphed when judges led by Steve Munkley from the Craft Guild of Chefs looked over entries during LACA’s Main Event annual conference and exhibition from July 5-7.

Now in its 10th year, the competition is aimed at all levels of staff employed in any aspect of education catering capable of producing excellent craft pieces.

It provides school chefs the opportunity to show off skills which would not normally be seen during their everyday professional life.

The full list of winners from this year’s competition was:

Apple Pie/Tart                  Jacqueline-Dawn Bains, Lancashire County Council

Biscuits                           Gareth Humphreys, Vale Catering Services

Special Diet Cakes         Steve Fowell, Mendip Green School

Chocolate Truffles         Paula Heslop, Taylor Shaw

Covered Sponge                  Dalila Christopher, Chartwells

Cup Cakes                           Elena Day, Caterlink

Celebration Cake                  Justine Tolhurst, Caterlink

Novelty Cake                  Leanne Oliver-Pulford, H3CS

Floral Sugarcraft                  Ian Butler, Chartwells

Fruit Tarts                           Cathryn Wilson, Taylor Shaw

Petits Four                           Lynda Walker, Taylor Shaw

Tray Bake                           Claire Robson, Taylor Shaw