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Downing College Chef Wins Prestigious National Award


A Cambridge College is celebrating its Executive Head Chef winning a prestigious national award.

Stuart Conibear from Downing College was recently presented with the Elior UK Chef of the Year Award at an Awards for Excellence event held at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, attended by over 250 guests.

Stuart was initially nominated for his continued commitment to culinary excellence and consistency of performance throughout 2013.

The nomination was followed up by a panel of judges visiting Downing College to interview Stuart and carry out an operational review.

He received his award from TV personality Natasha Kaplinsky who hosted the event. Stuart’s prize is a seven-night holiday in Morocco in June.

Elior is one of Europe’s leading contract catering companies, with 10,000 staff in the UK located on 650 client sites, operating across a wide spectrum of organisations.