The Chefs’ Forum Nominated for a Top Award

We’re all buzzing at The Chefs’ Forum as our own Neil Rippington has been shortlisted for an Education and Training award at The Catey’s 2021.

The award goes to a professional “who has demonstrated an innovative approach to continuous learning with particular regard to the needs of the hospitality industry in the UK. They will have developed initiatives in training that have added value and demonstrated an ability to adapt to the changing needs of the market.”

The nominees for the award are:

We are very proud of what Neil has achieved since he joined us and we feel we have really started to make a difference to the colleges, chefs and students we work with.

Catherine Farinha said:

“I’m so chuffed for Neil. This is real recognition for a true industry star who has dedicated his whole life to education.  This week saw the final of The Chefs’ Forum’s Young Pastry Chef of the Year 2021 take place at West London College.  Neil, together with Jamie Houghton, President of the UK Pastry Team led a team of judges from the UK’s finest pastry kitchens in the search for the winning student.  To see him back in a college environment where he belongs, working with lecturers and students from seven colleges showed all who took part his seamless professionalism and expertise.  We are honoured to have Neil as part of our team, heading-up The Chefs’ Forum Academy across multiple colleges.  I wish Neil all the best for the big event and really hope he wins as he greatly deserves to do so.”

Read all about The Young Pastry Chef of the Year 2021 here.