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Jack Cook inspires young chefs at Birmingham’s Harvey Nichols


Last Monday (17) July, Jack Cook gave a brilliant steak-cutting demo to top chefs and catering students at Harvey Nichols, Birmingham. Jack captivated the audience of culinary experts, showcasing his butchery skills, producing delicious fillet, picanha, rump, spider and sirloin steaks which were then cooked-up for the chefs to try.

Walter Rose & Son supplies Harvey Nichols, Michelin-starred Glyn Purnell and TV chef Atul Kochhar to name a few and was delighted to further-raise its profile to top Birmingham chefs.

Students then went head to head in a butchery competition set by Jack to joint a chicken in the fastest time. The winner was Angelina Adamo, a recent graduate from University College Birmingham who bagged herself trip to the award-winning Walter Rose Butchers in Devizes.


Angelina, from the winning team of Nestle’s Toq D’or 2016 said

“It was really nice to speak to suppliers and industry people. I’m very much looking forward to my day of butchery at Walter Rose, it will be great to learn about meat from field to fork – I would also like to visit the abattoir as I am interested to see the whole story”.

Laura Perry, Sector Manager for Birmingham at HIT Training, commented: “There is a major skills shortage in Birmingham for restaurant and kitchen work. We want to inspire and nurture our next generation of top chefs and these events offer an excellent opportunity to showcase our learners and allow them to work with top chefs, restaurateurs and potential employers.”