1st March 2019

Compass Group Ireland celebrates an impressive medal haul at Catex

Compass Group Ireland, a leading foodservices company, is celebrating the amazing achievements of its chefs at the Catex Exhibition this week, where they scooped a raft of medals.

The event, held at RDS Dublin, between February 26 and 28th, comprised of a number of competitions across various categories including Live Hot Theatre and Cold Salon to demonstrate the outstanding talent within the industry. 

Five chefs from across Compass Group came together to showcase their talents and skills, giving an insight into the exceptional standards and quality of food that is served daily across the business. Between them, the chefs scooped 11 awards, including 2 Gold, 3 Sliver, 3 Bronze plus 3 ‘Best in Class Awards’

Award Highlights 

  • Grzegorz Niewiadomski, Sous Chef, won a Gold and ‘Best in Class’ in the Open Lamb Class
  • Bernard Treacy, Head Chef, won Sliver and ‘Best in Class’ for the Cold Starter Plates Category. Bernard produced four different individual starter course plates of his choice which had to be suitably garnished, glazed and decorated for the judges. Bernard also scooped a Sliver in the Live Open Duck Senior Class & Bronze in the Open Lamb Senior Class. 
  • Wan Bin Wan, Sous Chef, took home a Gold and ‘Best in Class’ in the Fruit & Vegetable Carving Static Category and a Sliver in the Live Skills Fruit Carving Category. 
  • Marcin Jaros, Chef de Partie, won Bronze in the Open Lamb Senior Class whilst Emma Corscadden, Commis Chef, won Bronze in the Irish Pork Junior Class.

Ryan Holmes, Culinary Director at Compass Group Ireland, said:

“Events like Catex offer an amazing environment for our chefs to cook in, enabling them to showcase their culinary expertise, techniques and talent whilst competing against much respected peers. Everyone played their part in securing such an incredible result. I am extremely proud of what each and every one of the Compass culinary team achieved”.

Catex montage