Overall winner Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol
The European Culinary Trophy creates culinary taste experience at Kookfabriek Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, January 27, 2016
This year was the fourth European Culinary Trophy, which took place Saturday, January 23rd at Kookfabriek Amsterdam. An international cooking competition organized by Lapithus Hotel Group and Maxivers, the aim of which is to promote these young talents and to show that hotel restaurants are worth it to visit.
The European Culinary Trophy jury of experts and renowned members: Bart de Pooter, Michelin Chef Belgium – Roger Rassin, Executive Chef Amstel Hotel – Peter Bakker, culinary consultant – Paul Udo, Chairman Hospitality Gild – Rob Franken, Euro Toques and Felix Wilbrink, culinary journalist de Telegraaf. 11 hotels from the Netherlands , France, Germany and Belgium have entered the battle for the first prize and the major challenge cup.
The Kitchen teams of the IHG hotels have to prepare a 4 course menu in a certain period of time, just prepared with products from a Fresh Food Market but they are not informed what is available – so the winner will be the one with the best skills and creativity…At the same time service teams are judged on their service and knowledge of products, wine spice combination and a wine contest.
This annual event has become a coveted and prestigious Trophy between chefs and service teams of the IHG hotels. Next year will be the fifth edition, the event will be accessible to join for each international and national hotel.
The overall winner this year is Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol, because of a highly culinary mix of seasonal ingredients, innovative method of preparation and a service team with excellent hospitality service for the guests.