Ixelles catering school sweeps the board at Beer Chefs awards

This year’s Beer Chefs competition was won by the Centre Scolaire Les Eperonniers Mercelis, which takes the title for a year. The Beer Chefs is a beer-pairing competition for catering schools organised by Dico.be.

Beer Chefs

The prize for best team went to Christos Golfinos and Arthur Michelini (photo) from the school. They win a one-week stage at the restaurant La Cuisine d’un Gourmand in Profondeville, as well as two dinners for two in the restaurant and a gift package from the brewing partners: Chimay, Dubuisson, Duvel-Moortgat and Anthony Martin.

In the category Front of House students, Arthur Michelini went on to pick up two more prizes: the prize for best cocktail and the prize for beer promotion. This first wins him a one-week stage at Bar Connector and a gift package; the second is a one-week stage at restaurant Le Marchal in Mons and another gift package. Arthur alone won three of the eight prizes on offer, and his school took another.

In the category Kitchen students, the Martin’s Brewery prize went to Nicolas Bourlet of the Sainte-Union school in Kain for his cold starter based on Waterloo beer. He wins a stage at Le Délice du Jour in Gerpinnes and a package from Martin’s.

Théo Mauguit of the Ilon Saint Jacques won the Dubuisson prize for a warm starter based on Bush beer. He wins a stage at Lemonnier in Lavaux Sainte-Anne and a Dubuisson package.

Christos Golfinos won the Duvel-Moortgat prize for his main course based on Liefmans beer, bringing the total prizes won by his school to four. He wins a stage at iCook in Mons and a Duvel package.

Finally, Nicolas Bourlet of the Sainte-Union school in Kain won the Chimay prize for his dessert based on Chimay. He wins a stage at Le Grand Ryeu in Grandrieu, and a Chimay package.