Leeds City College student won a Barista Challenge while competing for the ‘UK Young Restaurant competition.’

The students were called at 3pm to participate in the challenge that was part of the whole competition and the points scored contributed towards the overall winner.

The brief was to-

1. Prepare and present 1 serving of espresso

2. Prepare and present 1 serving of cappuccino

3. Prepare and present 1 serving of a speciality coffee of your own choice

Alex Devaney impressed the judges and won the competition, which had its own trophy.

Alex, Sacha Townsend and Emma Lawson also took part in the ‘UK Young Restaurant competition’ in accordance with the Skills for Chefs conference.

They finalists had to make a three course meal for 6 people with an ‘around the world’ theme.

A team from Forth Valley College took away the title but lecturer Scott Masey said: “Our students did so well to get to the final of this highly prestigious competition, it was a great experience for them and they made a lot of new contacts.”