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Grace's dish is fit for a Queen!
A student at Cornwall College Camborne has recently been crowned the overall winner in a national cookery competition and will now have her dish produced by a leading UK supermarket in time for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee later this year.
Grace Mathews, 21 from Gulval near Penzance and currently studying the Professional Cookery Diploma (Kitchen and Larder) VRQ3 course, created her Bramley Crumble Tart using seasonal local produce for another competition earlier this year and decided to enter it for the Bramley Diamond Dishes Competition, organised by the Bramley Apple Information Service.
Grace said: "I tried to find a seasonal ingredient for my dessert dish and chose Bramley apples, which are in season in February, and everyone loves apples! It seemed perfect timing, so I decided to enter the dish for this competition too. It's been a great experience, and really exciting that I've actually won!"
Following a Facebook voting campaign, where the dish scooped over 60% of the vote, Grace's Bramley Crumble Tart will now be developed to go on sale exclusively in all of Sainsbury's UK stores in time for the Jubilee celebrations in June.
Nick Batten, course manager at Cornwall College Camborne, said: "I think it's a fantastic achievement and highlights Grace's natural aptitude for patisserie work. The dish is realistic and easily met the requirements of the competition, plus it's based on a well-loved English classic, making it perfect for the Jubilee celebrations."
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, said: "Competitions like this are great opportunities for our students to showcase their talents and abilities. They also highlight the quality and abilities of our teaching staff at the College, who are instrumental in supporting and inspiring our students. We are all really proud of Grace's achievement and I can't wait to see the finished article on sale. Well done Grace!"