It has been a tense couple of weeks as Houses have competed in the ‘House Cookery Competition’, and as the contest came to a dramatic close last week, it has been described as ‘one of the best finals in the history of the competition’.
Head of Food and Nutrition, Mrs Melanie Christodoulou said:
“There has been an exceptionally productive atmosphere and a high standard achieved by all. Fabulous effort by all chefs with strong teamwork, good theme interpretation and a good eye for presentation to finish the dishes.”
“Thank you to Amelia Wells and Mr Jonny Anderson for giving their time to judge the event; much appreciated.”
Prepare, cook and serve an Italian meal comprising a main course using fresh pasta, and a dessert.
Local produce should be used where possible.
1st Place: Talbot House - Beef Ragu with Fresh Tagliatelle, Double Chocolate Almond Biscotti
2nd Place: Pelham House - Sausage and Tomato Linguini, Amaretti Pears with Chocolate and Honey
3rd Place: Gibbs House - Chilli Prawn Linguini, Tiramisu
4th Place: Shirley - Tagliatelle with Basil Pesto, Zabaglione
Congratulations to the winners, Talbot chefs - Bryan Wong and Tom Williams - whose main course clinched the title.
"The Beef Ragu was a proper bowlful, well presented, and neat. The pasta was well dressed and cut. It had a good flavour, rich and sweet, perhaps a pinch of salt shy of perfection"