A local restaurant is celebrating one of there team making the finals of Young Chef of the Year.
Charlotte Fenney, from The Orchard in Newport, made it to the final of Staffordshire’s Young Chef of the Year 2016, a competition for chefs working in the catering industry or studying at Staffordshire College or university.
Eight young chefs went head-to-head for the crown of Staffordshire’s Young Chef of the Year 2016 at Stafford College on Monday 4 July.
The final, which is organised by Staffordshire Chefs’ Forum and is supported by Taste of Stafford, involved creating a three course meal for two which contestants submitted back in May.
The contestants, who are all aged 16 to 21, had two hours to perfect their dishes in the professional kitchen of the £14 million Riverbank Building at Stafford College.
The handpicked judging panel included a number of local and renowned chefs including Nathan Eades, head chef of Simpson’s in Birmingham and Masterchef professionals finalist 2013, Adam Handling.
Matt Davies, chairman of the Staffordshire Chefs’ Forum, said: “We’re now in the third year of this competition and each year we see an increase in the standard of entries as well as an increase in submissions.”
Sarah Roberts, owner of The Orchard, said: “Charlotte deserves the award for her delicious food
“We hold several catering contracts in the Staffordshire, which is why we enter the Staffordshire Young Chef of the Year. It's the same wonderful team of staff providing the same wonderful food and service - just over the border.”
The Moat House's Senior Chef de Partie, Lewis O'Carroll, scooped the crown for winning Staffordshire's Young Chef of the Year 2016.
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