South West College, Hospitality and Catering students from the Omagh, Enniskillen and Dungannon campuses are celebrating after winning several major awards at IFEX 2022 International Food Exhibition, across a range of Junior and Senior Salon categories at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast.
Supported by Retail NI, the Hospitality and Catering showcase awards are run as part of IFEX, which is Northern Irelands longest-standing event displaying the latest food and drink products, catering equipment, interiors, technology and services to food and retail and hospitality industries.
Across the three days, students from the College’s full and part-time professional cookery, culinary, and hospitality courses competed with students across a range of Junior and Senior Salon categories showcasing their technical skills and creativity judged by industry experts.
SWC were delighted to scoop a range of top awards, including fifteen medals and three merit certificates.
Ronan Kerr, who is in his second year of City and Guild Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery, winning a gold medal in the Student Culinarian of the Year 2022. Ronan impressed the judges with his technical ability, creativity and use; of ingredients when preparing his ‘Celebration of Sperrin lamb and dessert textures of rhubarb’.
Delighted to win Gold, Ronan Kerr added: