Schwartz for Chef Pledges Its Support for Worldskills London 2011

As the competition heats up for three young chefs competing to win a place on Team UK for the bi-annual WorldSkills competition, Schwartz for Chef pledges its support as a sponsor and gives them an insight into the best London has to offer dinner at Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley.

WorldSkills London 2011 takes place at ExCel London between 5-8 October and is the world’s largest, international skills Competition, where young people from across the globe will compete at the highest level to be the best. The three chefs that are contending for a single place on Team UK; Ben Murphy from Pierre Koffman, Oliver Lloyd from Claridges and Brendan Baxter from Restaurant 23, Northern Ireland, were given some inspiration when they were treated to dinner at Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley by Schwartz for Chef.

James Millward, Commercial Director, McCormick (UK) Ltd;
“McCormick is a big advocate in the promotion of young talent in foodservice and recognises the importance of giving chefs as many opportunities to learn as possible. By sponsoring this great event, which is being hosted at one of the most fantastic venues in the world, as well as supporting the UK cookery team, we hope that we can play a small part in inspiring more people to enter this exciting industry and help them gain valuable skills for the future.”

The Competition will feature 1,000 young people from over 50 member countries / regions competing in 45 skills areas from seven sectors ranging from creative arts and fashion, to transportation and logistics, including cooking and restaurant service, and around 150,000 visitors are expected to attend the event.

Aidan Jones, Executive Director of WorldSkills London 2011;
“The in-kind sponsorship from companies such as McCormick, who are providing all of the herbs and spices for the cooking competition at WorldSkills London 2011, is essential in making this event happen.  WorldSkills London 2011 will be a huge boost to the UK economy, leaving a legacy of young people inspired by skills.  In addition to seeking monetary sponsorship, we’re also offering companies the chance to become Official Suppliers of this international event by lending us the equipment we need for the competitions that over 50 member countries / regions will take part in.”

For more information on WorldSkills London 2011 go to

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