Apprentice Chef wins cooking competition
We would like to congratulate our apprentice chef Jonathen Woodman who won Bracknell & Wokingham College’s Cookery Competition, the competition was judged by Janos Veres, Head Chef of Michelin star Hinds Head
Jonathan said: “I couldn’t believe it when I won, I thought everyone else’s dishes were presented better than mine. But I was so proud of myself as the work to learn how to fillet a fish paid off. Also to turn around and see my mum crying with joy was so emotional for me, it was a great moment.”
He also added:
“I enjoyed the challenge of cooking in a competition as I’ve never done it before. And of course winning was the biggest enjoyment there was of the evening.”
Students were allowed to choose any 2-course menu for 1 person (starter/main or main/dessert) and could either serve it hot or cold. They had to consider nutritional balance and list any allergens when designing their dishes. Competitors had an hour and a half to cook and clear away.
Jonathan got inspiration from his head chef Brian,
“He helped me and then I altered the dish to challenge myself even more. I also don’t eat fish, but I don’t want that to stop me from being able to cook fish to the best standard possible.”