Hospitals across the region were asked to prepare and serve a range of hot and cold meals, along with a ready steady chef competition to match cooking skills to a time limit. Winners in each section received a gold medal, with silver and bronze medals awarded to the runner-ups.
Salisbury District Hospital did well with Head Chef James Butterfield winning gold for plated food. He then received a bronze medal together with Chef Seering Jammeh in the Ready Steady Chef category. The pair also picked up an additional certificate, which was awarded for demonstrating a high degree of skills, food safety and hygiene.
Paul Straughair, Catering Manager, said: "This is excellent news for our catering staff and good for our patients as it shows that our catering staff produce top quality food in a range of different situations. It’s important for us to see how we fare against other hospitals in the region and satisfying to know that that we are up there with the best."
Mr Straughair added: "It was also pleasing for them to pick up an additional award, which concentrated on food safety and hygiene as well as the day to day skills of cooking in a busy kitchen. I would personally like to thank them for their hard work and congratulate them on their achievements." ends
For further information please contact: Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170