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16th December 2006

Exeter Head Chef wins Chef of the Year Competition

On Thursday 14th December the fourth annual Awards for Catering Excellence (ACE’s) were held at Christ Church College. Exeter College Head Chef, Mark Willoughby, was nominated for the category of “Chef of the Year”

The requirements of this award were as follows: A Head Chef with an established reputation for excellence, recognised within and outside his college, together with a proven track record for innovation and developing the staff team. The Chef of the year is expected to demonstrate not only first class culinary skills, but also good management ability and excellent customer focus.

Against tough competition, Mark was awarded this fantastic accolade, in front of a packed Dining Hall, with representatives from the majority of the colleges.

This is truly a remarkable achievement and we all congratulate Mark in gaining this award.

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