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CJUK Live 2017

Tuesday 17th January saw us take our 3rd annual Chef event live!

CJUK Live 2017 took place at the Heartwood Conference Centre in Accrington, Lancashire and welcomed the largest number of attendees yet, with over 50 CJUK Chefs as well as industry professionals and guests.

 

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CJUK Managing Director, Michelle Mellor, opening CJUK Live 2017

Michelle Mellor
The day began with a warm welcome from Managing Director Michelle Mellor, who shared the vision for CJUK in the coming years and how our loyal and dedicated Chefs form a huge part of this! Michelle talked about challenging the culture of the industry and enhancing the reputation of Interim Chefs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adam Reid sharing his story with CJUK Chefs

Adam Reid
Head Chef at ‘Adam Reid and the French’ in Manchester and Great British Menu Finalist then took to the stage sharing his story and secrets to success as well as his views on the current struggles the industry faces.

 

 

 

 

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Industry experts formed the Q&A Panel

Q&A Session
Adam was followed by a Q&A with a panel of industry experts which included;

  • Thom Hetherington – CEO of Holden Media, organisers of Northern Restaurant & Bar (NRB) Show
  • Kate Shoesmith – Head of Policy and Affairs at the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation)
  • Andrew Buchanan – Director of Pub Operations at Daniel Thwaites PLC
  • Adam Reid – Head Chef at ‘Adam Reid at the French’
  • Katie Mellor – CJUK Director of Sales and Operations

CJUK Chefs asked questions based on numerous key issues currently facing the industry, including; the Chef shortage, work-life balance, mental health and working hours.

 

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Scott was presented with his prize by CJUK Chairman, Richard Mellor.

Cookery Competition
During the Q&A the event cut live to the kitchen to see 7 CJUK Chefs battle it out in the cookery competition. The Chefs had just over 1 hour to prepare 2 courses with ingredients which was presented to them only minutes earlier. Ingredients were provided by Class One, Wellgate Fisheries and Beeches Butchers.

The panel of judges selected Scott Williams’ dish as the winner;

Pan fried white fish, Yuzu creamed winter veg , Garlic and black pepper rosti

 

 

CJUK Awards
After lunch came the much anticipated CJUK Awards where Chefs were recognised and rewarded for their outstanding contributions to the CJUK Brigade.

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Best Newcomer – Ian Kershaw

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Clients’ Choice – Robin Beeson

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Going the Extra Mile – Krishna Parekh

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Chef of the Year, Scott Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Recruitment Team at CJUK would like to thank all of our guests for joining us on the day and we look forward to celebrating next year at CJUK Live 2018!

If you couldn’t join us on the day and would like to find out more about how the event unfolded, you can see videos from the day on our Facebook page.

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