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Hospitality students to compete in prestigious competition

Students from North Lindsey College are preparing to compete at the 2019 UK Youth Seafood Chef of The Year.

Written by Sarah Heseltine

After entering their menu into the competition, Catering students Charlotte Gray and Kate Tuplin have been successful in getting through to the second round of prestigious chef competition, making it into the 16 to 24-year-old category.

To get through, both students had to demonstrate a clear understanding of the food combinations within their menu, along with how their dishes met the brief.

Former Huntcliff School, Kirton in Lindsey student Charlotte and former St Lawrence Academy student Kate will head up to Sunderland in May to compete against six other colleges from around the UK.

The students’ brief is to produce a modern, contemporary-style menu and in doing so will have to cook, prepare and place up their dishes in front of a panel of six judges including Michelin starred chefs.

Level 3 Catering student Charlotte said: “If we won it would be amazing just to know that we really are good at what we do. It would be such a confidence boost! If it wasn’t for our tutor at North Lindsey College, Simon we would have not got through, so a big thank you for the boost and support.”

Level 3 Catering student Kate said: “Honestly it was a shock to make it to the second round, we didn’t expect it but without Simon’s faith we wouldn’t have even entered in the first place. To win it would be an amazing achievement!”

The winners of this competition will receive £500 each, a trip to Holland, and will get the opportunity to experience Michelin starred restaurants. Plus, the College will receive £4000 worth of kitchen equipment and resources, such as text books.

Catering Tutor Simon French said: “I couldn’t be prouder of them both, they have worked extremely hard to put this menu together and I can see us doing lots more competitions in the future.”

 

For further information contact Emma Doyle from the Marketing Team on 01724 7109309