THE FIRST ever winner of Nestlé Toque d’Or, Anton Mosimann, is offering the winners of the landmark 25th anniversary competition the unique opportunity to spend three weeks working under his tutelage.
“When I won this award, I was extremely honoured; it really motivated me to do even better,” said Mosimann. “This is a fantastic industry and I am extremely fortunate to have found a career that I love as much today as I did when I started out as a young apprentice. Young people are the lifeblood of the hospitality industry and those of us who are established have a responsibility to motivate and support the next generation and encourage them on a career path that we have found so inspiring and rewarding.”
Nestlé Toque d’Or 2013, which is now open for entries, has been designed to test students’ skills to the full, offering exposure to the industry across a diverse range of scenarios and helping build students’ life-skills and careers.
Colleges are now being asked to register their interest for 2013 and to start choosing their team of two students; one chef and one front of house. For the first time in the competition’s history, colleges are now able to enter up to three teams, in a move that is designed to expose a greater number of students to Nestlé Toque d’Or.
Managing director of Nestlé Professional Neil Stephens said this is a landmark year for the contest. “We’ve got exciting plans afoot and exciting changes which we’ll be announcing over the coming months.”