Barista Neida is cream of the crop

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BRAY woman Neida Fi­cova scooped a bronze medal in the Barista Class at the re­cent Sodexo 2008 Sa­lon Culi­naire, the an­nual staff culi­nary com­pe­ti­tion run by the food and fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment com­pany.

Neida is based at Dell in Cher­ry­wood and joined hun­dreds of en­trants at the event.

Un­der the watch­ful eyes of a team of judges led by Bren­dan O’Neill, ex­ec­u­tive head chef at the Red Cow Mo­ran Ho­tel in Dublin, heated but friendly com­pe­ti­tion flavoured the event as both chefs and non-chef en­trants cooked up in­ge­nious recipes to try and land first place in their in­di­vid­ual cat­e­gories, which in­cluded sig­na­ture break­fasts, gourmet four course din­ners and mod­ern veg­e­tar­ian dishes as well as dessert tarts, nov­elty cakes, sumptuous sand­wiches and mak­ing the per­fect cap­puc­cino or latte.

‘Com­pe­ti­tions like this are an op­por­tu­nity to show­case staff tal­ent,’ said manag­ing di­rec­tor Jeremy Dicks.

Barista Neida Fi­cova.

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