Our young chef Amrita Phull has been awarded the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts' Award of Excellence - Kitchen'. The annual Awards of Excellence are the most prestigious awards for young members in the UK hospitality industry.
The RACA is the leading professional membership of chefs and front of house professionals and it advances cookery, food prevenance and service education.
Rita has done incredibly well to have passed this demanding skills based examination, especially on her first attempt! The exam tests the individual's level of skill and excellence demanded by the 12 eminent judges on the day.
Having sailed through her semi final conducted at University College Birmingham in April, Rita travelled down on June 7th with chef Ben's help to University of West London for the final. Rita participated in a gruelling 5 hour final while Ben sat in a sunny part and read Geezer Butler's) he of Black Sabbath) new biography.
Born and bred in Edgbaston and trained at UCB, Rita is well and truly flying the flag for our city. Rita was one of only 7 who were awarded it for this year from dozens throughout the UK who entered the competition. We couldn't be more proud.
She will attend a Gala Dinner at Claridge's on July 31st.