Compass to headline sponsorship of International Salon Culinaire

Compass Group UK & Ireland will be a headline sponsor of International Salon Culinaire, the UK’s most prestigious chef competition programme, when it forms a key part of the Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Show (HRC) event from 22-24 March 2021 at ExCeL, London.

Consisting of the world-renowned Salon Display, Live Theatre and Skills Theatre, Salon Culinaire will help showcase the terrific skills and talent within the hospitality industry, whilst providing culinary inspiration and new ideas to an expected 30,000 plus visitors.

Nick Vadis, Culinary Director at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said, “After such a difficult year for so many in our industry, Salon Culinaire provides Compass Group UK & Ireland with the perfect opportunity to help showcase and support the very best talent hospitality has to offer.

'Salon Culinaire is widely seen as the pinnacle of professional, but friendly, culinary competition and we honestly can’t wait to meet, chat and engage with competitors and visitors alike in March next year.”

Andrew Pantelli, International Salon Culinaire Project Director, said, “Salon Culinaire and HRC is delighted to have gained the much-valued support of Compass Group UK & Ireland for what is set to be one of the best Salon’s yet. We are anticipating a huge appetite for the competitions next year with our chef community eager to get back to practicing their skills.

'We have already increased the number of work stations in the Skills Theatre to ten, to match those within Live Theatre, and are also expecting to announce over forty classes within Salon Display and twenty plus themed competitions within Live Theatre.

'We are extremely grateful to Compass Group UK & Ireland for supporting the event and industry at this time and look forward to working with them and our Chef Director Steve Munkley to deliver a fantastic International Salon Culinaire.”

Details of the full 2021 International Salon Culinaire schedule will be announced in November.