Top chef, Michael Caines, judges banger competition in support of Devon Air Ambulance
Winning charity sausage, Devon Devil, gets pride of place on the Butchers at Darts Farm counter, with £1 from each pound in weight sold being donated to the charity.
Brothers, Michael and James Dart; Darts Farm Head Chef, Paul Matthews; Master Butcher, Alastair David, and Devon Air Ambulance representatives, Caroline Creer and Sarah Burden, formed the hungry judging panel headed by popular one Michelin star chef and patron of Lympstone Manor, Michael Caines MBE.
Dozens submitted entries to the competition, with some very wacky and wonderful flavour suggestions, but it was the Devon Devil sausage (a tasty combination of pork, apple, cider and Crediton Quickes Cheese), that topped the taste test.
The winner, Debbie Norton, who was on holiday from Ringwood, wins a year’s worth of sausages, and within an hour of judging the Devon Devil sizzler was on sale at The Butchers at Darts Farm, with £1 from every pound in weight sold going towards Devon’s air ambulances.
‘It was a tough decision,’ says DAA Fundraising and Communications Director, Caroline Creer. ‘But after some serious sampling the judging panel was unanimous. We had a great time tasting the delicious shortlisted flavour combinations and we’re delighted not only by such a worthy winner, but also by the enthusiastic response we had to this competition. Big thanks to The Butchers at Darts Farm for the initiative.’
The two highly-commended runners up, the Herby Hen and the Pig in a Pear Tree, also made for some tough competition, but their creators needn’t be too disappointed at missing out on top prize as all entrants to the competition can expect to receive a voucher for six sausages of their choice from the Butchers at Darts Farm counter.
Photo: Left to right: Michael Dart (Darts Farm), Paul Matthews (Head Chef at Darts Farm), Michael Caines MBE (Lympstone Manor), Caroline Creer (Fundraising & Communications Director, Devon Air Ambulance), Alastair David (Master Butcher, The Butchers at Darts Farm) and James Dart (Darts Farm)
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