Two chefs from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn narrowly missed out on bring named the best in the NHS.
They came second in a national competition which aimed to celebrate excellence as well as help chefs share knowledge and skills.
Contestants James Frusher and Teresa Ferriera are part of the QEH’s 80-strong catering team and took part in 12 technical challenges over two weeks testing their knowledge in a number of areas including plant-based meals, zero waste, and creating food especially for children.
Teresa said: “We are so proud of our success in the competition. The standard of the chefs taking part has been really high. We worked incredibly hard throughout. The challenges and coaching pushed us out of our comfort zone and has been fantastic experience which we’ll take back to QEH for our patients.”
Her colleague James added: “This competition has been all about highlighting the talent of chefs working in the NHS and raising awareness about the expertise needed to support patient care and recovery. We’re really proud to have received such positive feedback throughout the competition and the knowledge we’ve gained will be built back into our work at QEH.”
Caroline Shaw CBE, the hospital’s chief executive, said: “We are all so proud of James and Teresa for their fantastic achievement in the NHS Chef 2021 competition, and for their continued hard work and dedication to our patients. Well done James and Teresa!”