Ashlea Locke, Alfie Naylor and James Parker Hammond, who are students at the West Suffolk College, in Bury St Edmunds, have secured their place at the finals of the Country Range Student Chef Challenge.
The live grand final will be held in London on Tuesday, March 3, at HRC Show in London’s ExCel centre where the 10 winning teams from the regional heats will compete to take home the title of 2019/2020 Country Range Student Chef Challenge winner.
Steve Lyons, sales director at Thomas Ridley Foodservice, is delighted with the team’s success in the competition.
“Achieving a place in the finals is an absolute testament to the skill and determination of the students and we are absolutely delighted to be supporting them.
“The competition is seen as a real opportunity for our future chefs to carve out a career in the hospitality industry and we are thrilled for Ashlea, Alfie and James and can’t wait to see them in the live grand final. As a Suffolk based company, it’s really great that we get to support a local college and its students to achieve such success.”
Pictured above are Ashlea Locke, Alfie Nayor and James Parker Hammond with judge Daniel Ayton.