Elior UK recently supported Women of the Year for its 2019 awards lunch at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, celebrating talent with an all-female team of Elior chefs.
Led by pastry chef, Clare Clark, the team of six created a dessert for the occasion’s 460 guests including Theresa May, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick and Elior UK CEO and Women of the Year Committee Chair, Catherine Roe.
The team produced Clark’s modern twist on a blackberry and apple crumble, serving a blackberry mousse pebble with apple centre, fresh figs, blackberry coulis and a fig and lime sorbet.
Roe says: “What better way to honour women’s talent in the UK than with an all-female brigade? Female chefs often don’t receive the same level of recognition as men, so we decided to bring them front and centre to showcase the amazing female talent we have at Elior.
“The chance to work in a large scale 5-star hotel environment with a world-class pastry chef was a fantastic training opportunity.”
The team represented Elior Group across the UK, with chefs from its Scotland and South England B&I divisions, premium city catering arm Lexington, and its care arm, Caterplus.
As a national initiative, Women of the Year has championed women’s achievements for more than 60 years. The Women of the Year Foundation also hosts a premier lunch celebrating exceptional women each year.