Institute of Hospitality Student of the Year Awards 2019, Southern England, hosted at the Balmer Lawn Hotel in the New Forest.

Last night the Balmer Lawn Hotel, hosted the Institute of Hospitality Southern Branch, Student of the Year Awards. It was a perfect warm sunny May evening at the beautiful Blamer Lawn Hotel, set in the gorgeous New Forest.

Congratulations to the winners: Lucas Kelly (Front of House Student of the Year), Lauren Kates (Pastry Chef Student of the Year), Oliver Dillon (Chef Student of the Year), Chris Moat (Apprentice Student of the Year) and Mila Ilic (Management Student of the Year). What a talented bunch.

It is such a postive evening with enthusiatic students showcasing their skills.

The celebration dinner made by the professional team at the Balmer Lawn, was enjoyed by all. The dessert was gluten and dairy-free and included a dairy-free chocolate sorbet, made with Mortimer Chocolate.

Salted Caramel Drinking Chocolate – Finalist in the Quality Food Awards

Our Salted Caramel Drinking Chocolate is in the finals of the Quality Food Awards – Tea and other Hot Beverages category.  We are up against Morrisons and Asda, so no pressure!

As part of the awards we were invited along to the CO OP Headquarters in Manchester to sample to their staff and present to their buyers.   We had such wonderfully positive feedback.   Thank you to @coopuk and @QualFoodAwards.