Passionate about the Future of Our Industry
At Adande we care passionately about the future of the catering and hospitality industry. We are proud to support initiatives and programs that introduce children to food and that educate and train the chefs of tomorrow.
We supported the refurbishment of Fifteen, London and are currently involved in three key initiatives as sponsors and equipment suppliers.
WorldSkills London 2011 and UKSkills 2012
The Academy of Culinary Arts charitable Project, Chefs Adopt a School
Craft Guild of Chefs Education Chef Award
WorldSkills London 2011
Adande was proud to be reinforcing our commitment to developing the chefs of the future. As the Presenting Sponsor and official supplier of refrigeration we supported the cooking competition at WorldSkills 2011.
WorldSkills is a unique global competition where young people from across the world compete to become the best of the best. 1,000 Competitors from over 50 nations competed in 45 skills, ranging from automotive engineering and landscape gardening to plumbing and web design, at ExCeL London from 5th-8th October 2011.
Competitors vied for the chance to win gold, silver or bronze medals, while medallions for excellence were also awarded to Competitors who achieved the international standard.
Adande's involvement was part of our commitment to children's education in food and nutrition and to developing culinary skills in young people.
About WorldSkills London 2011 − WorldSkills London 2011 was the world’s largest, international skills Competition where young people from across the globe competed to become the best of the best. Around 200,000 people attended the event, which took place on 5−8 October 2011 at ExCeL London.
WorldSkills London 2011 saw 1,000 young people from 50 countries compete for gold, silver and bronze medals (and medallions of excellence) in 45 skills categories across seven sectors: Creative arts and fashion; Construction and building technology; Information and Communications technology; Manufacturing (and engineering) technology; Social and personal services; Transportation and logistics. Visitors to the event discovered how skills shape our world, got the chance to Have a Go at a wide range of skills activities, and had an opportunity to talk to a range of experts about future career options and opportunities.
WorldSkills London 2011 was planned to be the largest ever international skills Competition and future careers and jobs event in the world. The four day event was the biggest event ever held at ExCeL London. Taking place between Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th October, the event filled over 90,000 square metres of space.
On Wednesday 5th October, Junior WorldSkills London 2011 took place for year groups 4, 5 and 6 (ages 8-10). This was marketed to all primary schools in London.
Thursday and Friday were primarily aimed at year groups 10 to 13 (aged 14-19) attending in pre-registered, organised groups from schools, colleges and other organisations. Individual visitors were encouraged, specifically outside of the core school hours.
Saturday 8th October was aimed at parents, carers and families, the biggest influencers of young people in their career choices. Individual visitors (parents) were also encouraged to attend through a supporting marketing and communication campaign.
As one of the primary audiences we wanted to attend the event were young people aged 14-19, a large portion of our marketing effort was aimed at reaching all UK secondary schools, colleges plus supporting organisations from around the country.
Employers were also targeted through partners and invited to attend a supporting business and conference event programme. This included a range of international delegates, visiting Ministers and officials.
The overall visitor pre-registration target for the event was 150,000 visitors. This was exceeded by 50,000.
Education Chef Award
We were delighted to sponsor the Craft Guild of Chefs Education Chef Award 2011, rewarding excellence in the education sector.
Good teaching for the next generation is crucial and as our new technology is introduced to more and more kitchens, we are looking forward to increased emphasis on the benefits of Adande's temperature stability.
Congratulations to Ian Jaundoo of Liverpool Community College on winning the Adande Sponsored Education Chef Award 2011. Read more...
Catch them While They're Young
We believe that it essential that children are taught from an early age about food, its provenance and the benefits of healthy eating.
That is precisely what Chefs Adopt a School brings to tens of thousands of schoolchildren across the country and Adande is proud to support a valuable and far reaching program.
Chefs Adopt a School is the Academy of Culinary Arts’ charitable long-term project which, through a ‘hands-on’ approach, focuses on developing an essential understanding of ‘taste’ and teaches children about the pleasures of eating, the provenance of ingredients and the processes by which raw materials are transformed into food. As well as providing a solid basis for learning life skills, it is hoped that this will encourage them to experiment for themselves.
Main Aims of Chefs Adopt a School
- To introduce children to ‘real’ food: how to taste and appreciate the joys of eating
- To advance the education of children and young persons in food, nutrition, hygiene, health and related subjects
- To develop their knowledge of food and food provenance, and understanding of the diversity of foods eaten by different people for cultural and medical reasons.