Competitions 2019

Competitions 2019

We are delighted to confirm that the TUCO Competitions 2019 are officially open for entries! 

And this year we have made it even easier for you to enter more staff members.

Have you got what it takes to pit yourself against the very best in university catering?

Could you beat University College Birmingham from winning a third Chefs’ Challenge Gold?
Can you make a better cocktail than 2018 Bar Skills Gold winner Royal Holloway University of London?
Or perhaps you have a Best in Show-worthy novelty cake that will knock the socks of the Salon Culinaire judges.

The 2019 TUCO Competitions are back and open for nominations from TUCO members. Whether you’re a chef, waiter, barista, bartender or even if you like to bake in your spare time, there’s a TUCO Challenge for you.
Plus, we have made the TUCO Competitions more accessible than ever before. Institutions can enter the TUCO Competitions for just £275 + VAT and sign up as many individuals as you like for that one set fee, not per competitor. This includes accommodation and dinners for all competitors.  The Salon Culinaire is now free of charge to enter too.
We hope that this means you can provide the valuable experience that taking part in the TUCO Competitions gives to more members of staff across a range of disciplines.
This year’s competitions:

  • Bar Skills Competition
  • Barista Skills Challenge
  • Chefs’ Challenge
  • Cook & Serve Challenge
  • Grab and Go Challenge – New for 2019!
  • Salon Culinaire
  • Photography Challenge - New for 2019!

The 2019 Competitions take place at the University of Warwick, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March 2019. 

Closing date for entries has been extended to Friday 11 January 2019.

See the entry pages in this section for details on each of the competitions, and to submit your entries.



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