Our partners play a key role in providing the platform for Toque d'Or to communicate with colleges and apprentices across the UK and Ireland as well as providing vital prize funding, benefiting colleges taking part in the competition.

A number of these partners also work to deliver challenges that enhance the learnings of students and apprentices alike and promote the broad range of opportunities the hospitality industry has to offer.

Thank you to all of our partners who have helped us in shaping this year’s competition to continue to inspire and support the next generation of hospitality professionals.

William Murray

William Murray PR & Marketing is a specialist food, drink & hospitality agency.

For the last 30 years, we’ve been delivering award winning campaigns for clients across the food, drink and hospitality industry.

Over the last year, we’ve evolved our offer to meet the changing needs of our clients. As well as our team of in-house PR and marketing specialists, we now have a full range of handpicked partners – designers, social and digital media experts as well as foodservice specialists. Everything you need to future proof your marketing and communications.



PACE is the representative body for the hospitality and catering education and training sector in England, with links in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We operate at a regional and national level, organising networking and professional development events. Our network includes 275 colleges, with links to 30 universities, and in many regions a range of local schools, with representation of 5,000 lecturers and 100,000 students.


Russums is a leading supplier of professional catering clothing and equipment to the hospitality industry. An extensive range of products from leading manufacturers is complemented by their own in-house production and embroidery team, offering quality products, service and value. A partner with Toque d’Or for many years now, Russums also supports a number of education and industry competitions and initiatives, helping to develop skills and offer opportunities within this exciting world of hospitality


Footprint is the UK’s leading sustainability expert in Out of Home and Hospitality. For a decade, Footprint has been a catalyst for debate, shifting the sustainability agenda in the sector significantly. Through forums, conferences, awards, research, consultancy and media channels, Footprint is the number one community for sustainability leaders in the food and drink industry, providing knowledge, insight and practical support to help tackle complex sustainability and responsible business challenges.


After a successful career as a presenter and executive producer for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, Robert Smith launched Shuttersmith to help international and national companies develop compelling media ideas and turn them in to projects that captivate an audience. Shuttersmith has been involved with the Nestlé Professional Toque d’Or competition for nearly 20 years and each year brings to life the competition from every aspect revealing the passion, dedication and talent of the competitors and companies involved.

Savoy Educational Trust

The Savoy Educational Trust is an independent, grant giving charitable trust, whose main aim is to advance and develop education, training and qualifications within the hospitality industry. The Trust does this in many ways, one of which is by supporting one of the leading industry competitions, Nestle Professional Toque d’Or, thereby recognising and rewarding the achievement of specific skills and investing in the future talent of the industry.