Vacherin Success at the Salon Culinaire

Vacherin entered ten of our Chefs into the world famous, Salon Culinaire held at the ExCel Centre London.

The International Salon Culinaire, founded in 1902 is regarded as one of the world’s top competitions for chefs. The event was held live in front of a crowd and spread out over three gruelling days testing our chefs’ skills in front of industry experts.

Director of Food, Paula O’Neill says, “I am truly delighted that we had 10 chefs taking part in this year’s competition. It was amazing to see these chefs grow not only their skills but also in their confidence. At Vacherin we are focused on grass roots training. Coaching and mentoring our chefs to become our future leaders! It is inspiring to watch these chefs flourish before our eyes. Congratulations, we are so proud!”

We are delighted to announce the results for Team Vacherin who won a total of 12 awards.


3 Merits 

Emily Clews, Josh Bathurst and Guillaume Chambon

5 Bronze 

Grazvydas Sinica & Ben Sinclair, John Hollins, Rico Fonseca and Ludvina Hatert

2 Silver 

Vince Smith and Poppy O'Sullivan

2 Hygiene Awards

Vince Smith and Poppy O'Sullivan

Congratulations to all our chefs who competed, we’re all incredibly proud of you and the what your hard work and commitment has achieved!