The UK's hospitality contestants have won a gold and bronze medal at this year's WorldSkills event which was held in Calgary, Canada, Caterer can reveal.
Now in their 40th year, the biennial WorldSkills competition took place over four days last week and saw 900 young people from 46 countries take part in a variety of skills competitions.
Disciplines included cabinet making, landscape gardening, graphic design, floristry and hairdressing. The hospitality industry was represented by three categories: cooking, confectionery and pastry cooking, and restaurant service.
Smith, who earlier this year supported Simon Hulstone as commis chef at the Bocuse d'Or competition in Lyon, France, was one of three gold medal winners in the cooking competition, along with chefs representing Germany and Korea. He is the second <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>