Chefs come third in regional final
A team of students from Cornwall College Camborne came third in the South West regional final of the Brakes Student Chef Team Challenge, held at Bristol College earlier this month.
Nathaniel James, 18 from Pool, Jack Fowler, 19 from St. Ives, and Grace Mathews, 21 from Gulval, who are all studying the Professional Cookery Diploma (Kitchen and Larder) VRQ3, prepared a "Best of British" three course menu in 90 minutes, competing against other colleges from across the South West for a place in the national final at the Hotel Olympia in London.
Using local Cornish produce, the team prepared and served a starter of Helford oysters, followed by St. Neot venison accompanied by seasonal local vegetables, and an apple and almond tart with Rodda's Cornish ice cream to finish, which was chosen to represent the county by the panel of judges from leading UK foodservice and catering supplier Brakes.
Nick Batten, lecturer in Hospitality and Catering at Cornwall College Camborne, said: "The students have worked really hard throughout every stage of the competition, and I'm glad they achieved such a good result. The team received some excellent praise and comments from the judges, so they should be really proud of their efforts."
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, said: "This competition really helped showcase the immense talent that our students have and I'm proud of what they achieved in representing our college and the county as a whole. I would like to commend the students involved for their hard work and dedication."