Your journey for the 2021 Toque d’Or is being carefully planned by Toque d’Or organizers and judges, to ensure you will be provided with exciting, timely and relevant challenges.
Please register your interest here and we will notify you of 2021 competition dates and process as soon as we launch the competition.
2020 Competition Timeline
Subject to change for 2021 due to COVID-19
Back of house/Chefs
Back-of-house apprentices and students will be given a creative brief, including a list of ingredients, from which they need to create a vegan dish. Along with creating a dish, you will also need to produce a 2-minute video presenting your recipe step by step and the final dish. As well as this, we want to know why you want to be a part of Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or 2020 and what Sustainable Futures means to you.
Front of house/Waiters
Front-of-house apprentices and students will be given a creative brief, including a list of ingredients, from which they need to create a coffee-based drink. Along with creating a drink, you will also need to produce a 2-minute video presenting your final drink. As well as this, we want to know why you want to be a part of Nestlé Professional Toque d'Or 2020 and what Sustainable Futures means to you.
The entries can be submitted from any point once you have registered, using the link in your confirmation email.
The shortlisted students and apprentices will each be invited to attend one National Heat. Places are allocated based on location and there will be no cost to competitors, colleges or employers to attend.
The challenge will not be disclosed before the Heats take place, it will be a surprise on the day! No preparation will be required in order for you to take part.
In response to the pandemic and to ensure that Nestlé Professional can continue to inspire and support the next generation of hospitality professionals, even more so during this period of uncertainty, the Toque d’Or 2020 Finals and Hospitality Awards will be delivered virtually.
Date to be confirmed
With large gatherings not likely to be possible for the foreseeable, hospitality and events businesses are adapting to a new virtual world and so is Toque d’Or. The Toque d’Or 2020 awards will be delivered virtually.
Toque d’Or 2020 competition prizes
Each year we offer a new and exciting range of prizes, some of which are donated by our partners. To give you an idea of what could be up for grabs, below is the list of prizes for the 2020 winners.
- Each college that took part in the National Heats received funds from the Savoy Educational Trust to be spent with Russums
- Each Toque d’Or finalist college received £750from the Savoy Educational Trust per BOH and FOH student, and the winning colleges were awarded £2,000 each – all to be spent at Russums
- All students and apprentices on the Finals received a certificate and a box full of goodies from Nestlé
- The BOH and FOH student winners and BOH and FOH apprentice winners received a sustainable trophy, certificate, a box full of goodies, a Nespresso machine, an i-Mac or Thermomix