Nestlé Professional® Toque d'Or® FAQs

 

Being a part of Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or couldn’t be easier. However, we realise that from time to time you may need more information about the process or various aspects of the competition.

Here are a few of our frequently asked questions, but if you need any further help or your question is more specific, please email [email protected] and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can. 

 
Students and apprentices gathered round a Toque d'Or chef in a kitchen
How do I enter a college team?
Entering a team couldn’t be easier! Simply complete the initial registration form by 23:59 30th November 2018 and we will be in touch with further details.
 
How do I register an apprentice?
Entering a team couldn’t be easier! Simply complete the initial registration form by 23:59 30th November 2018 and we will be in touch with further details.
 
How long will my students need to be away from college?
All registered teams will need to complete the digital entry on 14th/15th January 2019, in their own college. The 24 teams making it through to the National Heats will spend one day competing during March 2019. The 6 teams then selected for the Grand Finals will spend a total of 5 days (30th April 2019– 4th May 2019) competing in London. The finalist teams will all be invited to attend the awards ceremony in London in June.
 
How long will my apprentice be away from work?
All registered apprentices will need to complete the digital entry on 14th/15th January 2019, in their own college. The 60 apprentices making it through to the National Heats will spend one day competing during March. The 6 apprentices then selected for the Grand Finals will spend a total of 5 days (30th April 2019 – 4th May 2019) competing in London. The finalists will all be invited to attend the awards ceremony in London in June.
 
Can I enter multiple teams/apprentices?
Colleges can enter a maximum of 2 teams. There is no limit to the number of apprentices a business can enter.
 
When will we find out if we are through to the next stage?
Colleges and apprentices taking part in the Digital Entry will be notified whether they have made it through on Monday 21st January 2019. Those competing in the National Heats will be notified by Friday 15th March 2019 whether they have been selected to compete in the Grand Finals.
 
Do I need a front of house representative in my college team?
Of the three students making up your college team, one should have experience working in a Front of House (FoH) role.
 
What does the Front of House (FoH) role involve?
During the heats the team member will be required to fulfil a FoH role as they would do in a restaurant environment. The series of challenges during the Grand Finals set a range of tasks during which all team members may find themselves out of their comfort zone.
 
How do I get access to the digital entry form and questions?
The entry form will be shared at 9.00am on Monday 14th January 2019. Prior to this your registered team/apprentice can work on their recipe and video entry in order to complete the form on submission day.
 
Can I change a college team member?
Yes, if you need to make a change to your team after registering then please contact us at [email protected]