Press release: Heat 2017 Winners - Highlands College Jersey with Mark Jordan



9th March 2017

Jersey WIN HEAT 2017 

Celebrity Chef James Tanner crowned Highlands College Jersey, led by Michelin Star Chef Mark Jordan, as winners of the Craft Guild of Chefs event ‘Heat 2017’ at tonight’s Gala Celebration dinner at the Hotel de France. (Thursday 9th March).

Three college teams, some of the best in the UK, battled it out in the kitchen and front of house to impress the judges to take home the Peter Queree Trophy at the event sponsored by Cimandis.

Highlands College Jersey, Westminster Kingsway College London and Bradford College in Yorkshire took part, all serving a three-course menu to guests and four high profile judges. A professional chef from each college location led each team of chefs and front of house students. The visiting colleges also had the chance to explore the Island seeing local produce at its source at the Jersey Oyster Company and Classic Herd.

Mark Jordan Commented: We are thrilled to have won Heat 2017! It was an absolute honour to lead the Jersey Highlands College Team and the students were outstanding, both in the kitchen and front of house. They executed the dishes perfectly and there was real synergy between the kitchen and the restaurant. Fantastic team work. They should be very proud of their achievement.”

Dave Chalk, Chair of Jersey Craft Guild of Chefs said: “Congratulations to all the teams who took part in the very first ‘Heat’. The standard of the inter-college culinary competition was exceptionally high and the Jersey team were up against two of the UK’s top culinary colleges. Thank you to our sponsors, competitors, judges and everyone who supported the Craft Guild of Chefs event.“

The teams were judged by an impressive line up of renowned chefs:


  • Henry Brosi - Executive Chef at The Dorchester, London.
  • Stephen Scuffell - Executive Chef London Hotels
  • Andrew Bennett MBE – Former Director of Food and Beverage at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. based at The Park Lane Hotel, London.
  • Paul Gayler MBE – Former Executive Chef at The Lanesborough, London and now works as a food consultant.


NOTE TO EDITORS: For FOOTAGE and IMAGES of the winner’s announcement & presentation please go to this dropbox link and find the WINNER folder:

For further information or interviews please contact Eileen Buicke-Kelly from Highlands College on 07797 798 233 or Dave Chalk on: 07700 741 834.  


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