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Hayesbrook Chef Wins Silver Medal in 'Chef of the Year'

Cameron Dunbar, chef in The Hayesbrook School's kitchen, has won a silver medal in the ISS Education 'Chef of the Year' competition.

He was entered into the competition after recently winning an 'Employee of the Month' award from ISS Education for the quality of the food he produces here at Hayesbrook.

The tightly-contested event was held at Unilever’s Chefmanship Centre in Surrey, on Thursday 24 May. ISS Food Services holds the competition each year to celebrate their talented school chefs, who work in various schools across England. Cameron's culinary flair and creative concoctions saw him awarded the very commendable silver medal for finishing in second place out of thirteen entrants. In the finals, Cameron cooked some amazing dishes including:

  • Spinach and ricotta chicken roulade in Parma ham, with butternut squash purée, potato rosti, asparagus and baby carrots.
  • Pan fried salmon, served with sautéed potatoes, roasted vine tomatoes and mangetout in a Norwegian butter sauce. 


ISS UK & Ireland’s CEO, Matthew Brabin and Mark Davies, ISS Food Services’ Managing Director, presented a delighted Cameron with his well-deserved medal and personalised chef's whites as a prize. The overall winner of the competition was Cheryl Humphries, Catering Manager at The High Weald Academy, another of the Brook Learning Trust's academies.